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Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 2)

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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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THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-08-31

Taxing the rich: should wealthy people pay more?

The rich and super-rich want to pay more taxes to help the economy. It started with American business tycoon Warren Buffet. Then here in France, fifteen billionaires followed suit. In Italy and Germany, the wealthy have also said they want to pay more to help balance their countries' finances. But can these good intentions actually produce the desired effect? And why are billionaires offering more money?

  • Tarik MOUAKIL. Economist, Author of "Asset Markets, Portfolio Choice and Macroeconomic Activity";
  • Craig COPETAS. Senior writer, Bloomberg News;
  • Sony KAPOOR. Managing Director, Re-Define (from Brussels);
  • David LOGAN. Economist, Tax Foundation (from Washington).

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2015-06-29 eurozone

Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 2)

This time, there wasn't a deal. Greeks are discovering capital controls with cash machine withdrawals limited to 60 euros a day - this as markets worldwide take fright over the...

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2015-06-29 eurozone

Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 1)

This time, there wasn't a deal. Greeks are discovering capital controls with cash machine withdrawals limited to 60 euros a day - this as markets worldwide take fright over the...

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2015-06-25 European Union

Divided over migrants: EU leaders point fingers as crisis deepens (part 2)

In the end, it’s always a compromise at EU summits. In the case of Greece and the euro, the answer's not yet. In the case of mandatory burden sharing on migrants, the answer's...

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2015-06-25 European Union

Divided over migrants: EU leaders point fingers as crisis deepens (part 1)

In the end, it’s always a compromise at EU summits. In the case of Greece and the euro, the answer's not yet. In the case of mandatory burden sharing on migrants, the answer's...

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2015-06-24 USA

Snoop du jour: US eavesdropped on three French presidents (part 2)

They had promised to never spy on their "close friends and allies", but couldn't prevent themselves, according to some new Wikileaks. Did the US really snoop on Jacques Chirac,...

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