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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 : 2013-12-19

Merkel re-elected: Germany's plan for Europe

Call it an unwritten rite of passage. No sooner has a new leader in Paris or Berlin been sworn in than they cross the Rhine for dinner and a date. Wedged between her swearing-in and Thursday's EU summit in Brussels, Angela Merkel is in Paris. She was re-elected with 42% of the vote; impressive, but short of an outright majority. She’s now in a grand coalition with the Social Democrat opposition. What can France's Socialist president hope for from Merkel’s term, and what’s in store for Europe?

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis

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Joachim BITTERLICH

Former German ambassador to NATO

Matthias FEKL

Socialist member of French Parliament

Jean-Paul BETBEZE

Founder, Betbeze advisors group

Laurent PINSOLLE

Spokesperson, "Debout la République" (neo-Gaullist party)

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2016-08-23 Syria

Syria: What about the Kurds? Fighting on three fronts (part 1)

As the skies over Syria get yet more crowded, we may be witnessing another turning point in a conflict now in its sixth year. Turkish planes have been both Isis and Kurds inside...

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2016-08-23 air strikes

Syria: What about the Kurds? Fighting on three fronts (part 2)

As the skies over Syria get yet more crowded, we may be witnessing another turning point in a conflict now in its sixth year. Turkish planes have been both Isis and Kurds inside...

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2016-08-22 Rio de Janeiro

Rio's Legacy: Were the Olympics worth it for Brazil? (part 1)

The closing ceremonies of the 31st Summer Games had the entire planet dancing to a samba beat after a fortnight that included plenty of tales of great performances and...

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2016-08-22 2016 Olympics

Rio's Legacy: Were the Olympics worth it for Brazil? (part 2)

The closing ceremonies of the 31st Summer Games had the entire planet dancing to a samba beat after a fortnight that included plenty of tales of great performances and...

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