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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 : 2014-05-27

Europe and the Rise of the Far-Right: Historic Inroads for Eurosceptics

In France, the far-right did more than finish first in European elections, it garnered just under 25% of the vote. The eurosceptics of UKIP in Britain fared even better, securing close to 28%. The far-right came tops in Denmark, too. Why did so many vote for anti-EU parties like the National Front? What policy is needed for a Europe that's reeling from austerity? And what about its place on the world stage?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Philip CORDERY

French MP, Socialist Party

Felix MARQUARDT

Founder, Marquardt & Marquardt

Laurent PINSOLLE

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

Elie HATEM

Professor at the Free Faculty of Law in Paris

Jim SHIELDS

Political scientist, author of "The Extreme Right in France From Pétain to Le Pen"

Steven WOOLFE

UKIP Member of the European Parliament

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2015-05-21 Ireland

Will Ireland Say "I Do"? Gay Marriage Referendum Challenges Catholic Values (part 1)

Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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2015-05-21 Gay marriage

Will Ireland Say "I Do"? Gay Marriage Referendum Challenges Catholic Values (part 2)

Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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2015-05-20 climate change

Addicted to oil: The cost of changing our energy policies (part 2)

What does it take to make us change our ways with regard to climate change? The last major climate change summit in Copenhagen in 2009 ended in failure, with few consequences for...

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2015-05-20 climate change

Addicted to oil: The cost of changing our energy policies (part 1)

What does it take to make us change our ways with regard to climate change? The last major climate change summit in Copenhagen in 2009 ended in failure, with few consequences for...

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2015-05-19 migrants

Cast adrift: Who's going to save South Asia’s boat people? (part 2)

Whose job is it to save those desperate enough to set out on the high seas? In southeast Asia, an estimated 4,000 men, women and children from Burma and Bangladesh drift in boats...

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