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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-01-30

Hollande's Germany Envy: Can the German Model be Exported?

On both sides of the Rhine, there's a change of political course. Hollande is now a self-proclaimed "social democrat", while the German chancellor, who this Wednesday delivered her first state of the nation address since signing up to a grand coalition with her own Social Democrats, pledged to redress excesses for all those stuck in precarious, low-paying jobs. For a continent squeezed by high taxes and unemployment, these pendulum swings matter. Find out why in tonight's Debate.

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

By François PICARD

Our guests

Elisabeth HUMBERT DORFMULLER

Member of the SPD party

Gaspard KOENIG

President of Generation Libre

Guillaume SAINTENY

Professor of Finance, Polytechnic (has been affiliated with the Green Party)

Jean Pierre LAROCHELLE

Political commentator and analyst

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2017-09-25 Kurdistan

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2017-09-20 Debate

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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