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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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Hollande's first three months: Has 'Mr Normal' won the austerity battle?

François Hollande has been France's president for a little under three months. He came to power vowing to fight the European trend for austerity. Laura Baines and her panel discuss whether Hollande has managed to turn the tide in Europe, or whether the French president is merely swimming against it as the eurozone crisis rumbles on.

  • Gregory VISCUSI, Reporter, Bloomberg News;
  • Denis DEMONPION, Editor-in-Chief, Le Nouvel Observateur Magazine;
  • Pierre ROUSSELIN, Senior Editor on foreign affairs issues, Le Figaro;
  • John GAFFNEY, Professor of Politics, Co-Director, Centre for Europe Aston University and author of "The French Left and the Fifth Republic".

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    Programme prepared and produced by Wassim Nasr, Sara Bertilsson and Mary Colombel

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2017-09-25 Kurdistan

Iraq's Kurds: Will referendum really lead to independence?

Polls have closed in Iraqi Kurdistan. Now that citizens have said "yes" to independence, what are they going to do with the result? President Massoud Barzani shrugged off...

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2017-09-21 independence

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members and confiscating 10 million...

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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