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TALKING EUROPE

UK votes to leave the EU: What now?

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Music show: Metronomy, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg and Jazz

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Drug dealers of hope: Activists fight for access to life-saving Hepatitis C cure

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THE INTERVIEW

Panama Papers scandal: 'This is a real crime'

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

A certified 'palace': How hotels strive for excellence

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IN THE PAPERS

Leave campaign is suffering from 'Bregret'

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BUSINESS DAILY

Osborne: UK public finances will need adjustment after Brexit

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IN THE PAPERS

'A Europe of the people' (minus the UK)

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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.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2014-05-02

France's May Day Blues: Alstom and the Decline of Homegrown Industry

How should France handle globalisation? With or without Europe? With or without the guiding hand of the state? A case in point is that of the workers at Alstom, who last week discovered that GE had put $13 billion on the table for the struggling French engineering giant's energy branch. Is doing business with the Americans the best way forward, or should France go with the counter-bid by German rival Siemens? Either way, is France giving up part of its sovereignty?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Corinne NARASSIGUIN

Spokesperson for the French Socialist Party

Henry REESE

National Secretary of the French-German association ENERGIE

Stéphane LOVISA

CGT Metal Workers' Union

Sohrab AHMARI

Editorial Page Writer, The Wall Street Journal Europe

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2016-06-24 Brexit

Britain votes out: What next?

On Thursday’s referendum Britain voted to leave the European Union. This morning David Cameron announced his resignation so the UK is expected to have a new prime minister by...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

Brexit Referendum: Brits hit the polls to decide whether UK should stay or go (part 1)

It’s decision day for the UK as over 46 million people are registered to vote in the Brexit referendum. And in the run-up to voting day the polls have the Leave and Remain camps...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

Brexit Referendum: Brits hit the polls to decide whether UK should stay or go (part 2)

It’s decision day for the UK as over 46 million people are registered to vote in the Brexit referendum. And in the run-up to voting day the polls have the Leave and Remain camps...

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2016-06-22 France

The right to protest? French government makes U-turn after outcry over ban (part 1)

The state of emergency in France, in place since November's terror attacks, and the hosting of the Euro 2016 have put extra strain on the security services. Should this burden be...

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2016-06-22 France

The right to protest? French government makes U-turn after outcry over ban (part 2)

The state of emergency in France, in place since November's terror attacks, and the hosting of the Euro 2016 have put extra strain on the security services. Should this burden be...

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