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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.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-08-03

US debt deal: but at what cost?

Today, the press and blogosphere have called the 74-page agreement between Democrats and Republicans to raise the US debt ceiling by 2.4 trillion dollars "a disastrous compromise", "the result of extortion" and even "a sugar-coated Satan sandwich" (by Democrat Emmanuel Cleaver). Laura Baines asks her guests if Obama has given away too much, and if such a divided Washington will able to deal with the major economic challenges ahead.

 

  • Philip CROWTHER, France 24 Correspondent (from Washington);
  • Bruce STOKES, Senior Transatlantic Fellow for Economics, German Marshall Fund of the United States (from Washington)
  • Chris EDWARDS, Director of Tax and Budget studies, CATO Institute (from Washington);
  • John R. MacARTHUR, Publisher, Harper’s Magazine (from New York)
  • Ali FATEMI, Professor of finance, American Graduate School of Economics in Paris.

 

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2015-07-07 Iran

Iran Deal: Finishing Touches? Vienna talks continue past deadline

Talk about missed deadlines. In Vienna an historic deal on Iran's nuclear program was supposed to be signed by today. Exit the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, who says...

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2015-07-07 eurozone

Time’s up for Greece: EU Leaders review last chance proposals

Ahead of a last chance summit for Greece - with banks in Greece closed for a second week and the European Central Bank warning it needs serious collateral if it's to keep pumping...

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2015-07-06 Greece

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe (part 1)

Athenians celebrated well into the night after a resounding "no" in a referendum on accepting the bailout terms of creditors. But when the Greek capital awoke Monday, banks were...

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2015-07-06 Alexis Tsipras

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe (part 2)

Athenians celebrated well into the night after a resounding "no" in a referendum on accepting the bailout terms of creditors. But when the Greek capital awoke Monday, banks were...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting on Monday after fiery remarks last Friday. The same Erdogan was accused...

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