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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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2014-10-23 Canada

Canada's jihadists: Country in shock after spate of attacks (part 2)

Canada is in shock. Twice in three days, recent converts to radical Islam have carried out attacks in this usually peaceful nation. Were this week's attacks avoidable? Will more...

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2014-10-23 Canada

Canada's jihadists: Country in shock after spate of attacks

Canada is in shock. Twice in three days, recent converts to radical Islam have carried out attacks in this usually peaceful nation. Were this week's attacks avoidable? Will more...

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a weapon of war: How to stop impunity in eastern Congo? (part 2)

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a weapon of war: How to stop impunity in eastern Congo?

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-21 crime

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

A five-year sentence; at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a trial that...

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