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'Refugees are an opportunity to be welcomed'

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Netanyahu's coalition: 'Israel's dark hour'

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Small businesses warn of losses over French fuel shortages

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French strikes: How far will the unions go?

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Kenyan army says it has killed 21 al Shabaab fighters

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What would happen to Bond girls if Bond was a girl?

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Google searched: French tax authorities raid US tech giant (part 1)

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Google searched: French tax authorities raid US tech giant (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.

THE INTERVIEW

THE INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2012-12-20

Alain Lamassoure, former French minister for European affairs

Christophe Robeet speaks to Alain Lamassoure, an influential MEP who currently chairs the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets. Lamassoure says 2012 has been a decisive year for the EU and urges François Hollande to show more leadership in dealing with the eurozone crisis. He calls France’s fiscal policies irresponsible and defends French actor Gérard Depardieu’s decision to take up Belgian citizenship.

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2016-05-25 migrants

'Refugees are an opportunity to be welcomed'

Philippe Legrain, a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics' European Institute, has authored a new report for The Tent Foundation entitled "Refugees Work: A...

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2016-05-21 WHO

Former French health minister: 'We have to reform the WHO'

In July, the World Health Organization will choose a new director general. One of the candidates is France's Philippe Douste-Blazy, a former health, culture, and foreign affairs...

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2016-05-18 migrants

Syrian crisis: One man's journey across the Mediterranean with refugees

According to the United Nations, more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015 alone. 350,000 of those fleeing in hope of a better life were Syrians. The...

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2016-05-14 Syria

'US, Israel favour status quo in Syria', dissident Yassin al-Haj Saleh claims

Yassin al-Haj Saleh is a leading Syrian intellectual and one of the keenest observers of the Assad regime. He was jailed for 16 years under Hafez al-Assad and in 2013, he was...

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2016-05-10 Saudi Arabia

'Assad will be removed', Saudi Arabia's foreign minister tells FRANCE 24

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman in an exclusive interview that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad "will be removed, either through a...

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