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A show from Brussels with two MEPs facing off on a burning issue and an interview with a European leader. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. Every Saturday at 12.10 pm.

TALKING EUROPE

TALKING EUROPE

Latest update : 2011-02-21

Smoking bans: how far should Europe go?

One third of Europeans smoke and it is believed 650,000 people die each year across Europe as a result of smoking-related diseases. New York City has just voted to ban smoking in parks, on public beaches and even in Times Square. Should Europe follow suit? Where do you draw the line between public health and personal liberties?

Guests:

Satu HASSI
Finnish MEP, Group of the Greens

Roberts ZĪLE
Latvian MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists

Presented by Christophe Robeet

Prepared by Soumaya Benaissa and Anne-Claire Poignard

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2014-09-13 Petro Poroshenko

Kostyantyn Yeliseyev, Ukrainian Ambassador to the EU

As Kiev and pro-Russian rebels engage in a fragile ceasefire, Christophe Robeet speaks to Ukraine's Ambassador to the EU. Kostyantyn Yeliseyev says that Russia is seeking to...

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2014-09-13 Russia

Italian FM to lead EU diplomacy: Is Mogherini up to the task?

Is Federica Mogherini the right person to lead Europe's diplomacy? The appointment of Italy's young foreign minister as EU High Representative has polarised member states. While...

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2014-07-19 Russia

Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Dalia Grybauskaite was sworn in for a second term in office on July 12th, becoming the first President in the Baltic state to be re-elected. Grybauskaite urges Europeans to take...

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2014-07-19 Ukraine

Alexander Stubb, Prime Minister of Finland

Christophe Robeet talks to Finland's new Prime Minister, Alexander Stubb, about the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission. A member of the...

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2014-07-12 UK

Nigel Farage, Leader of the UK Independence Party

Christophe Robeet talks to Nigel Farage, leader of the anti-Europe UK Independence Party that stormed to victory in May's European elections. Farage explains why he chose to form...

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