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French presidential elections: A historic first-round result

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A drug in Mayotte turning people into zombies; and the violent expulsion of a waterside community in Lagos

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Will the left and right rally to see off far-right Le Pen?

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Who are Le Pen and Macron's voters?

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French press review: Macron 'a step away' from Elysée Palace

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Papa Wemba: Remembering the music and style icon, one year on

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US in budget showdown over Trump's border wall

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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 : 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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2017-04-22 Turkish Cypriots

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We regret that Turkey is distancing itself from Europe'

Our guest is Andreas Mavroyiannis, the Republic of Cyprus’s top diplomat for the peace process with the Turkish Cypriots. "We would have liked [Turkey’s EU] accession process to...

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2017-04-22 Donald Trump

Trump's intervention in Syria: How should the EU respond?

Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout and Michael Kulbickas, Belgium Chair of Republicans Overseas, go head to head over Donald Trump's actions in Syria and his recent executive order...

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2017-04-14 Germany

Top EU diplomat: ‘Germany is looking for a strong partner in France’

Our guest in this edition is a close associate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Elmar Brok is head of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. In the light of the...

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2017-04-14 France

French election seen from Europe

MEPs tell us of their hopes and fears about the French presidential election. Faced with anti-establishment movements in their own countries, most of our panelists argue that...

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2017-04-08 technology

Robots: The workers of tomorrow?

The European Parliament is taking an interest in robots. The workers of the future are already among us and MEPs want to legislate on them as soon as possible. Some of the...

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