Christophe Robeet brings you a fresh look from Brussels. First, two MEPs face off on a burning issue that affects the lives of Europeans. Next, we interview a European leader. The show is produced in partnership with the European Parliament. The first three Saturdays of the month, at 1.10 pm.
A sheep farmer and Roquefort cheese producer-turned-MEP, José Bové rose to global fame 15 years ago after he demolished a half-built McDonalds in the French town of Millau. The action was the culmination of a lifetime of protest against what he calls the evil of globalisation. But is Bové really a modern-day Asterix? What is his role as a Green MP in the European Parliament?
France's National Front, Austria's Freedom Party, the Dutch PVV of Geert Wilders, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn in Greece... far-right and Eurosceptic parties are making big gains across Europe, to such an extent that traditional parties have begun to panic. Our guests discuss what mainstream politicians should do to curb the rise of populism in Europe.
Europeans reacted were shocked by the deaths of several hundred migrants who were trying to reach the shores of the European Union. On a visit to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, EU Commission Chief Jose Manuel Barroso said that these tragedies were a bitter wake-up call. But is the EU ready to reform its immigration policy?
Is "Il Cavaliere" finished? Our guest Hannes Swoboda believes Silvio Berlusconi’s decades-long dominance of Italian politics is a thing of the past - and that Enrico Letta’s grand coalition is the way forward. Austrian-born Swoboda also explains why far-right parties are on the rise in his country and in many others across Europe.
Last month, French President François Hollande unveiled a 10-year industrial policy in a bid to try and reverse a worrying trend: France has lost 750,000 manufacturing jobs in the last decade. But are state-sponsored schemes the best solution to try to save Europe’s industry? How can the EU help shape industrial policy for the future?