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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 : 2017-09-22

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members and confiscating 10 million ballot papers, all to thwart a banned October 1 independence referendum. It's hard to see how the vote can happen. Has Madrid won the battle but lost the PR war? We'll question the reasons for a second referendum attempt. And if Catalans really want independence, why has the reaction been so much stronger this time?

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Theodora LOULOUDIS and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Eduard SALSAS

International Arbitration Attorney

Jean Marc SANCHEZ

Lawyer, Paris Bar, Franco-Hispanic Commission

Isabel-Helena MARTI

Member of Catalan National Assembly

Carles BOIX

Politics professor, Princeton University

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2018-06-18 Colombia

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in runoff

What next for Colombia? Voters tacking conservative in the first presidential runoff to feature a straight choice between left and right. 41-year old Ivan Duque beating Gustavo...

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2018-06-14 Russia

It's all kicking off: What expectations for Russia's World Cup?

The day has arrived. Russia is kicking off a month of planetary football madness at its own World Cup. Over the next month, at office water coolers, cafes and family gatherings,...

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2018-06-13 migrants

Franco-Italian rift: Conte, Macron row over stranded migrants

Will the new Italian prime minister still be coming for lunch on Friday? Amid an escalation with France's president over the refusal to take in stranded migrants in the...

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2018-06-12 Asia-pacific

Handshake for the ages: What to make of the historic Trump-Kim summit?

The first ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader marked a de facto recognition of the North Korean regime. But it's still far from bringing lasting...

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