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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.

Latest update : 2018-03-20

Le français... and the world: Can Macron's plan boost French influence?

Emmanuel Macron has unveiled his grand plan to make French the third most spoken language in the world. Currently it's Chinese, Spanish and then English in the top three. It's an ambition founded in far more than chauvinistic pride. The expansion of the use of French brings with it aspects of French lifestyle. It's a way to take over the world that's very different from the colonial warfare of the past.

Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, VAN MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By Mark OWEN

Our guests

Arthur GOLDHAMMER

Senior affiliate, Harvard's Center for European Studies

Stephen CLARKE

Author of 'Merde in Europe'

Assita KANKO

Columnist, De Standaard

Gabriel ROCKHILL

Author, "Counter-History of the Present"

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2018-07-17 François PICARD

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

Is it collusion? Donald Trump has returned home to a political storm after his summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. What to make of Trump's praise for the Russian president...

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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2018-07-10 François PICARD

France vs Belgium: Neighbours meet in open-ended World Cup semi-final

Les Bleus versus the Red Devils. The heavyweights square off in Saint Petersburg in the first World Cup semi-final. It’s a chance for us to talk sports as well as a bit of...

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2018-07-09 François PICARD

Cabinet crisis: Johnson, Davis resign over PM's Brexit plan

David Davis out. Boris Johnson out. Did Theresa May clear the air or is the UK prime minister circling the wagons? The resignation of her foreign and Brexit ministers follows...

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