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Latest update : 2011-02-21

Egypt uprising: has Europe lost touch?

As the world watches events unfold in Egypt and Tunisia, Europe is wondering how it can reinvent its policy towards the region. Launched in July 2008, the Union for the Mediterranean has failed to promote economic integration and democratic reform across North Africa and the Middle East. How can Europe stay relevant in the region? Why is it that European policymakers failed to hear the aspirations of the local population? We put these questions to two MEPs.

Guests:

Sajjad KARIM

British MEP

European Conservatives and Reformists


Saïd EL KHADRAOUI

Belgian MEP

Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

 

Presented by:

Christophe Robeet

 

Prepared by:

Anastassia Metral and Soumaya Benaïssa

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2017-01-07 European Union

Author David Van Reybrouck on why elections are outdated

Flemish author and poet David Van Reybrouck denounces the Western voting system in his book, "Against Elections". He says that in Europe we are suffering from democratic fatigue...

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2017-01-07 European Union

2017: A happy New Year ahead for the EU?

What kind of year will 2017 be for the EU? Three, maybe four, of its six founding nations are gearing up for elections: the Netherlands, France and Germany - and there could be...

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2016-12-16 agriculture

The cost and cause of Réunion island's sugar addiction

A volcanic outcrop in the Indian ocean, some 200 kilometres west of Mauritius and two hours from the Seychelles, the French overseas territory of Réunion island has as a tropical...

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2016-12-16 agriculture

Agriculture in the Canaries is completely bananas

The Canaries, an autonomous Spanish region that has two capitals and over 2 million inhabitants, is one of the EU's outermost regions. This means that it gets additional support...

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2016-12-17 cyber crime

'The EU needs to do more to make itself secure'

There are over 80 million illegal firearms in Europe but a ban on lethal semi-automatic weapons is being shot down by member states and the European Parliament. Meanwhile,...

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