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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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Downgraded: will Europe rally or come undone? (part 2)

The downgrade of nine European nations may be a call to action, but François Picard’s panel is at odds over the intentions of "Anglo-Saxon rating agencies" and over whether Europeans can actually initiate bold reform with a French presidential election campaign underway.

  • Fabienne KELLER, UMP Senator, Delegation for the European Union;
  • Jorgo CHATZIMARKAKIS, MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe;
  • Harald HAU, Professor of Finance, University of Geneva and Swiss Finance Institute;
  • Jean-François ROBIN, Head of Strategy, Natixis Bank.

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 2)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 1)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 2)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 1)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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2016-02-03 UK

Let's talk Brexit: Cameron defends EU proposal in front of UK parliament (part 2)

Sovereignty seems to be at the heart of what makes Britons tick. Britain wants to play by its own rules but unfortunately for David Cameron, that's not really the idea enshrined...

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