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What France’s political shift means for the EU

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9 July 2024

Episode 3371

59 minutes


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As the French election’s surprise results throw the country into new political turmoil, we give you the view from Brussels. Also in the programme: a new defence alliance in Asia to counter an increasingly assertive China, a look ahead to this week’s Nato summit with our correspondents in Washington and why Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is considering restoring ties with Syria. Plus, a flick through the papers and an exhibition of one of the UK’s largest private collections of space artefacts.

9 July 2024

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Jens Stoltenberg throws the first pitch ahead of Nato summit

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Nato’s 75th-anniversary summit kicks off in Washington today but the alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, began the celebratory proceedings early yesterday by taking part in a baseball tradition. Monocle’s Chris Cermak and Andrew Mueller explain.

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