Latest update: 02/08/2012
Hollande's first three months: Has 'Mr Normal' won the austerity battle? (part 2)
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".
Programme prepared and produced by Wassim Nasr, Sara Bertilsson and Mary Colombel