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Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (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 : 2011-11-01

World Population: 7 billion, and counting (part 2)

Today marks a landmark moment in human history: the number of people on the planet is now, for the first time, more than 7 billion. It took more than a century for the world's population to go from one to two billion, but it took only 12 to grow from six billion to billion. Within 70 years, the population is expected to grow to a massive 10 billion. So is this a cause for celebration or concern?

  • Medhi DRISSI. Paris Bureau chief, Food and Agriculture Organization;
  • Jan RIELAENDER. Economist on the Africa desk, OECD;
  • Christophe Z. GUILMOTO. Senior Fellow in Demography, 'Institut de recherche pour le développement';
  • Steven SINDING. Former Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federation. Co-author, 'Population Matters' - from MANCHESTER, Vermont, US.

Watch the first part here.

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (part 1)

Now that Britain's voted out, what's the plan? Among crisis talks and damage control, two schools of thought are emerging: the "cut the cord" crowd want to nip uncertainty in the...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (part 2)

Now that Britain's voted out, what's the plan? Among crisis talks and damage control, two schools of thought are emerging: the "cut the cord" crowd want to nip uncertainty in the...

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2016-06-24 Brexit

Britain votes out: What next?

On Thursday’s referendum Britain voted to leave the European Union. This morning David Cameron announced his resignation so the UK is expected to have a new prime minister by...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

Brexit Referendum: Brits hit the polls to decide whether UK should stay or go (part 1)

It’s decision day for the UK as over 46 million people are registered to vote in the Brexit referendum. And in the run-up to voting day the polls have the Leave and Remain camps...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

Brexit Referendum: Brits hit the polls to decide whether UK should stay or go (part 2)

It’s decision day for the UK as over 46 million people are registered to vote in the Brexit referendum. And in the run-up to voting day the polls have the Leave and Remain camps...

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