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Valls, Marianne and naked breasts

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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 (part 2)

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 Cristopher Davis

Our guests

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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2016-08-31 Brazil

Bitter Ouster: Brazil after Dilma Rousseff (part 1)

In Brazil, the end of the left's 14-year rollercoaster ride at the helm. Suspended president Dilma Rousseff went down fighting as she was chased neither by the ballot box nor by...

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2016-08-31 Brazil

Bitter Ouster: Brazil after Dilma Rousseff (part 2)

In Brazil, the end of the left's 14-year rollercoaster ride at the helm. Suspended president Dilma Rousseff went down fighting as she was chased neither by the ballot box nor by...

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2016-08-30 France

France Ambassadors Conference: Hollande outlines foreign policy priorities (part 2)

Just how relevant is France on the global stage? This Tuesday, President Francois Hollande gave his annual address to the French diplomatic corps, outlining the country's stance...

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2016-08-30 François Hollande

France Ambassadors Conference: Hollande outlines foreign policy priorities (part 1)

Just how relevant is France on the global stage? This Tuesday, President Francois Hollande gave his annual address to the French diplomatic corps, outlining the country's stance...

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2016-08-29 Colombia

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

Have the guns gone silent for good in Colombia, or is it too soon to celebrate the end of Latin America's longest conflict? The government deal with the FARC in Havana was hailed...

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