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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

Isabel-Helena MARTI

Member of Catalan National Assembly

Carles BOIX

Politics professor, Princeton University

Jean Marc SANCHEZ

Lawyer, Paris Bar, Franco-Hispanic Commission

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2018-09-18 Debate

Syria: Russia and Israel seek to avoid spiral over plane downing

Have they avoided the worst, or simply delayed the inevitable?

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2018-09-13 Debate

Brewing storm: The politics of extreme weather

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2018-09-12 Debate

Battle of values: EU parliament recommends sanctions against Hungary

It started with the Brexit campaign. Now a battle of values is playing out on the continent. The European Parliament, for the first time ever, has voted to sanction Hungary for...

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2018-09-11 Debate

Trump v. the ICC: Does international justice have a future?

Donald Trump's national security advisor is pulling no punches. John Bolton has told conservative legal scholars in Washington that his administration would go so far as to...

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2018-09-10 Debate

Ortega on Nicaragua, Venezuela and Trump's Latin America doctrine

A US-sponsored plot against Nicaragua - that's how that country's veteran president Daniel Ortega sees UN accusations of human rights abuses. What started back in April as...

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