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Latest update : 2017-09-28

Too much power? The French presidency according to Emmanuel Macron

Is France's new president getting too powerful? Before flying to Estonia for an EU summit, Emmanuel Macron posed with police as parliament works on a bill to permanently give them enhanced search and seizure powers - powers granted after the Paris attacks. The idea is to enshrine parts of the ongoing state of emergency into common law. Meanwhile, Macron has made good on his campaign promise to bypass parliament and enact controversial labour reforms by decree. So does he have too much power?

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Christopher DAVIS.

By François PICARD

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Romain DUPEYRÉ

International lawyer and arbitration specialist, Member of 'Lawyers En Marche'

Asif ARIF

Human rights attorney

Jean de NICOLAY

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2017-12-14 Brexit

May overruled: Brexit momentum thwarted by Tory rebellion

Just when it seemed the tide had finally turned in Theresa May's favour, she suffered an embarrassing defeat in the House of Commons, with parliament now having greater say on a...

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2017-12-13 Africa

How to patrol the Sahara? The challenges facing G5 Sahel joint force

Timbuktu may be 4,000 kilometers from Europe's shores - yet how to keep the Sahel safe is a question that needs answers on both sides of the Mediterranean. Nearly five years...

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2017-12-12 environment

One Planet Summit: Who's going to pay for the switch to renewable energy?

It's all fine and good to denounce fossil fuels and call for the switch to renewable energy. But who's going to pay for it? Two years after the Paris Agreement, world leaders are...

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2017-12-11 Middle East

Game changer? Middle East diplomacy after Trump's Jerusalem move

Since Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, the entire Middle East appears on the verge of bursting into flames. Meanwhile, against the...

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2017-12-07 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Peacemaker? Erdogan's historic visit to Greece

Even when Recep Tayyip Erdogan is supposed to be burying the hatchet, the Turkish president still somehow manages to take on all comers. He kicked off an historic two-day visit...

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