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A debate on the latest developments in French politics with two Paris-based journalists. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-09-27

Roma community: a political football?

The Roma people are once becoming again a political football. With the Socialist Interior Minister bluntly stating their lifestyle is not compatible with France, the issue is likely to be a major one in the forthcoming municipal elections. Also on the show, there's bad news for Nicolas Sarkozy. As he considers a new presidential run, a court has confirmed that he remains under formal investigation for allegedly taking financial advantage of France's richest woman.

On the set:

  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine;
  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI.

By Marc Perelman

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