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Bodrum, an illegal gateway into Europe

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Croatia: The new kids of the bloc (part 2)

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Croatia: The new kids of the bloc (part 1)

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

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

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Latest update : 2012-02-15

John Gaffney, Co-Director of the Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University

Marc Perelman meets John Gaffney, author of "Political Leadership in France: from Charles de Gaulle to Nicolas Sarkozy". The book looks at how the presidency functions in France under the Fifth Republic. John Gaffney explains how Nicolas Sarkozy is different from his predecessors, and gives us his opinion on whether he can be re-elected.

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2015-06-30 Iraq

Interview: The head of Iraq's Shiite militias fighting IS group

FRANCE 24 meets Hadi al-Ameri, the head of the Iran-backed militias battling the Islamic State (IS) group - known locally as "Daesh" - in northern Iraq.

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2015-06-27 Google

EU Competition Commissioner says 'protecting integrity of single market'

Margrethe Vestager is the European Commissioner for Competition. Since taking office a little less than seven months ago, she has outlined antitrust probes against a series of...

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2015-06-27 Yemen

'Yemen is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe'

Yemen is racked by a brutal war, with a Saudi-led coalition - supporting ousted President Hadi - fighting against Houthi rebels. Cédric Schweizer, who was until recently the head...

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2015-06-25 France

'We have to assume that foreign intelligence services are spying on us'

Camille Grand is the Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris and a former diplomatic advisor at the French defence ministry. He reacts to revelations by...

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2015-06-23 Yemen

UN's Ban Ki-moon welcomes European action on migrants

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern about the "global issue" of Europe's migrant crisis and welcomed the recent measures...

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