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Ethiopia's green renaissance

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-01-13

2011: Fewer Jobs, Longer Hours?

As the French argue about repealing the 35-hour work week, François Picard’s panel wonders if a more flexible workforce will really reduce unemployment in Europe. We know that a later retirement age is coming, but can the same be said about longer working hours?

A debate with François Picard and guests:

A. Craig COPETAS, Senior writer for Bloomberg News
Raquel GARRIDO, International Spokesperson of the "Parti de Gauche"
Jacques RELAND, Head of the European Programme at the Global Policy Institute
Asghar ZAIDI, Director of Research at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (by satellite from Vienna)

Programme prepared by Yi Song, Jeanette Coombs and Perrine Desplats

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2015-05-04 Iran

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 1)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend a...

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2015-04-30 David Cameron

A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 1)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the...

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2015-04-30 David Cameron

A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 2)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the...

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2015-04-29 Barack Obama

Abe in America: Japan's PM Expresses 'Remorse' for Asian Suffering in WWII (part 2)

The US has welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with open arms. After all, he's the man ramping up military spending and helping the US contain China's growing muscle in...

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2015-04-29 Barack Obama

Abe in America: Japan's PM Expresses 'Remorse' for Asian Suffering in WWII (part 1)

The US has welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with open arms. After all, he's the man ramping up military spending and helping the US contain China's growing muscle in...

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