Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

Deep divisions on display as NAFTA renegotiation talks end

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Wildlife Photographer awards highlight effects of poaching, plastic pollution

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Four killed in Togo clashes after religious leader arrested

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Over 300 killed in Somalia's worst ever terror attack

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Trump is the most powerful unifying force the Democrats could imagine'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'In Marie's name': Elle magazine takes a stand on domestic violence

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

'Where is the solidarity for Somalia?'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Liberia's presidential election: Results trickle in as observers give thumbs-up

Read more

THE DEBATE

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

Read more

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 : 2016-03-08

Ticking time bomb? The pros and cons of nuclear power (part 1)

The clock's ticking on yesterday's technology. For decades, the French have enjoyed cheaper utility bills than all their neighbours thanks to their 58 nuclear reactors. Most were built to last 30 years but the deadline for decommissioning keeps getting pushed back. In the past week, France has faced fresh calls to shut down ageing nuclear plants near its borders with Switzerland, Germany and Luxembourg. How safe are these plants? What's the alternative?

Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Reiko HASEGAWA

Research Fellow, Disaster Evacuation and Risk Perception in Democracies

Renaud ABORD DE CHATILLON

Former advisor to the French Industry Ministry

Bruno COMBY

President, Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy

Tom BURKE

Chairman, Third Generation Environmentalism

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

Read more

2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

Read more

2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

Read more

2017-10-11 Europe

Can Spain keep it together? Madrid ponders direct rule in Catalonia

Did Catalonia declare independence or not? Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the leader in Barcelona until next Monday to answer, dangling the threat of direct rule....

Read more

2017-10-10 Spain

Catalonia: Puigdemont says region has won right to independence

"Catalonia has won the right to be an independent state", says its leader. But Carles Puigdemont is proposing that the regional parliament suspend that declaration of...

Read more