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Hollande's Last Chance: Can Weakened President Reform Without Left Flank?

It may be the boldest move of his troubled tenure as French president. François Hollande has cut off the left wing of his Socialist party with a surprise cabinet reshuffle that follows some very public displays of disaffection by his former economy minister Arnaud Montebourg. For many, this is his last chance to reform before the 2017 presidential election. At a time when Europe faces anaemic growth and the threat of deflation, can the new French government speak with one voice on stimulus?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Corinne NARASSIGUIN

Spokesperson for the French Socialist Party

Peter Gumbel

British Journalist, Author of "France's Got Talent"

Vincent MARTIGNY

Lecturer, Ecole Polytechnique

Alexis POULIN

Director of Euractiv France

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2018-01-18 Europe

'Entente cordiale', but at what cost on the road to Brexit?

Emmanuel Macron has over 50 million reasons to be cheerful after his meeting with Theresa May this Thursday. The Franco-British Summit at the Sandhurst military school in eastern...

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2018-01-17 Europe

Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

Women across Poland have taken to the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights, which they say are under threat from the ruling conservative Law...

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

Emmanuel Macron has made his first visit to Calais as French leader. After talking with some migrants and listening to their stories, Macron said he would not allow another...

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2018-01-15 Africa

Tunisia's revolutionary fire: Fresh protests, seven years after Arab Spring

It's been seven years since the uprising that saw a wind of change blow across North Africa. The Arab Spring began with the exit of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia. Nine...

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2018-01-11 Europe

Merkel's last chance? German chancellor in crunch coalition talks

Germany has been in a holding pattern since September 24, when citizens voted in a general election where the big centre-right and centre-left blocs underperformed badly. And...

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