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Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We regret that Turkey is distancing itself from Europe'

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Trump's intervention in Syria: How should the EU respond?

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South Africa: 20 children killed in bus crash near Pretoria

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How fintech is helping the unbanked

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Champs-Elysées attack: What impact on Sunday's French election? (part 1)

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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.

Latest update : 2013-12-13

Germany: Is a grand coalition good for Europe? (part 2)

Will the reintroduction of a minimum wage in Germany level the playing field in Europe? As leaders in Berlin work to ratify a grand coalition agreement, France 24 went to Lower Saxony to discover a meat industry that’s undercutting competition in places like France and Belgium with take-home wages of under 500 euros a month.

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Cecile Khindria, and Christopher Davis.

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By François PICARD

Our guests

Elisabeth HUMBERT-DORFMULLER

Member of the SPD

Markus KERBER

Professor of political economy Technische Universität, Berlin

Francesco SARACENO

Senior Economist, OFCE

Bastien LE COZ

Entrepreneur and co-founder of Openconso; Founding member of "Les Moineaux"

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

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2017-04-18 Brexit

The Future of Europe: High-stakes vote in France (part 2)

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