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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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Latest update : 2013-09-24

What's Merkel's secret?

With nearly half the seats in parliament, Angela Merkel’s CDU seems to have the opposition SDP over a barrel as they enter grand coalition talks. She is no doubt a master tactician, but how much of a visionary will "Mutti" be should Europe falter further in her third term?

  • Ingeborg GRÄSSLE. CDU Member of the European Parliament (from Stuttgart);
  • Jakob HAESLER. CEO, Tinyclues;
  • Ulrike KOLTERMANN. Freelance journalist;
  • Philip GOLUB. Professor of International Relations, American University of Paris;
  • Manuel MALEKI. Economist/Sovereign Analyst. Former Senior Economist, ING;
  • Robert PARSONS. France 24's Chief Foreign Editor (from Berlin).

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.

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By Anelise Borges

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2015-03-26 Yemen

Yemen - The Escalation: Could Sunni-Shiite divide engulf the region? (part 2)

Yemen's no longer a proxy war in a remote location. A Saudi-led coalition has begun air strikes to stop the Iran-allied Houthi, who already control the capital, from taking over...

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2015-03-26 Yemen

Yemen - The Escalation: Could Sunni-Shiite divide engulf the region? (part 1)

Yemen's no longer a proxy war in a remote location. A Saudi-led coalition has begun air strikes to stop the Iran-allied Houthi, who already control the capital, from taking over...

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2015-03-25 plane crash

French Alps plane crash: Investigators have no explanation so far (part 1)

The rescue helicopters have been to-ing and fro-ing all day in the mountain town of Seyne-les-Alpes after the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. It will be days before we know...

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2015-03-25 Angela Merkel

French Alps plane crash: Investigators have no explanation so far (part 2)

The rescue helicopters have been to-ing and fro-ing all day in the mountain town of Seyne-les-Alpes after the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. It will be days before we know...

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2015-03-23 French elections

How to handle Le Pen: Mainstream parties at odds over French election results (part 2)

Marine Le Pen's National Front has finished second in the first round of France's local elections. It's the party's best score ever, with more than a quarter of the vote, ahead...

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