Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

HRW chief Kenneth Roth: 'Putin cares about European public opinion'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Facebook profits soar 186% as user numbers surge

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Turkey: 'Once upon a time, there was a democracy'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Priest attack: 'After the shock, now come the questions'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: Thousands welcome opposition leader Tshisekedi after two-year absence

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

FRANCE 24 amongst French media to stop publishing jihadists' photos

Read more

THE DEBATE

Church attack aftermath - France's political fallout: Who stands to benefit?

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Safety at any cost in Israel

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: ‘Genius’, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ and ‘Endless Summer’

Read more

A debate on the latest developments in French politics with two Paris-based journalists. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time. We'll be back in September with a new series.

FACE-OFF

FACE-OFF

Latest update : 2013-09-27

French economic woes: ructions over pension reform

It's the image of a volcano: "You have a little smoke, the earth doesn't tremble, but it simmers and at some point, it has to erupt". That's how a union leader describes discontent with the government's pension reform. At least 155,000 people demonstrated this week against the plan to lengthen contributions from 41.5 years to 43 years. Also on the show: France tries to seize the diplomatic initiative on Syria and possibly avert military strikes.

On the set:

  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine;
  • Mark Deen, Journalist, Bloomberg News.

Prepared by Armen Georgian and Agnès Le Cossec

By FRANCE 24

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2016-07-19 Truck attack in Nice

After attack in Nice, French political unity evaporates

After the third major terrorist attack on French soil in the past 18 months, the solidarity between France's political parties has vanished. Immediately after the Bastille Day...

Read more

2016-07-12 French politics

Emmanuel Macron, a new rival for Hollande in 2017?

This week will see the last Bastille Day celebrations of François Hollande's mandate and the main question is whether this will be his one and only five-year term. Will he run...

Read more

2016-07-05 Nicolas Sarkozy

2017 presidential election: Nicolas Sarkozy, the uncertain return?

The party led by Nicolas Sarkozy called the Republicans has put forward a programme aimed at taking power back from the ruling Socialists in next year's French presidential...

Read more

2016-06-28 Brexit

After Brexit, is a Frexit possible?

The decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has upended France's political scene. All the major players for next year's French presidential elections are...

Read more

2016-06-21 Socialist Party (France)

Primary election on the left: A risky gamble for Hollande?

In a stunning reversal, France's Socialist Party has announced that it will designate its candidate for the 2017 presidential election through a primary contest. For the first...

Read more