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Central African Republic: The 'forgotten' country in crisis?

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Madrid takes control of Catalan public broadcaster

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Seoul: 'Time running out to prevent a nuclear N. Korea'

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City power: The growing clout of big urban areas

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Was Chilean poet Pablo Neruda murdered?

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Music show: To 'Joon Moon' and back

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Japan's stocks on record winning streak after Abe's election victory

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TALKING EUROPE

Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2010-12-14

Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner in charge of Competition

In recent years, the EU competition watchdog has imposed billions in fines on companies found to have breached the club's antitrust rules. This was the case in November when 11 airlines were asked to pay almost 800m euros for fixing the price of air cargo between 1999 and 2006. Joaquín Almunia also tells France 24 why he thinks his home country, Spain, will not need a bail-out.

Presented by Christophe Robeet (France 24) and Marjorie Hache (RFI)

Prepared by Soumaya Benaïssa

 

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2017-10-21 Mariano Rajoy

David McAllister: 'EU involvement in Catalonia could set a precedent'

Talking Europe hosts German MEP David McAllister, the head of the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee. As well as emphasising the EU’s principle of not intervening in...

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2017-10-21 food safety

Glyphosate: Should the EU re-authorise the weedkiller chemical?

The EU is about to decide whether to re-license glyphosate for 10 years. The chemical is found in pesticides and has been linked to cancer, but it was controversially declared...

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2017-10-14 tax evasion

Internet giants: Too big to be taxed?

In Europe, Internet giants are taking advantage of the patchwork of different tax arrangements that exist to pocket large sums of money for themselves - leaving the taxman...

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2017-10-14 Europe

EU’s Karl-Heinz Lambertz: ‘Empowering regions and cities very important for Europe’s future’

The head of the European Union’s Committee of the Regions defends the idea of strengthening the bloc’s regions and cities, and denies that its regional policy and funding have...

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2017-07-10 Brexit

What next on Brexit? EU parliament says progress 'not sufficient'

It's the biggest earthquake to shake the European Union and progress on the UK's exit from the bloc is not up to scratch. That was the message sent by MEPs who recently backed a...

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