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A look from Brussels with two MEPs facing off on a burning issue and an interview with a European leader. Produced with the European Parliament. The first three Saturdays of the month at 12.20 pm Paris time.

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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2014-07-19 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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2014-07-12 European Union

Endocrine disruptors: Is the EU doing enough to protect its citizens' health?

Sweden has sued the European commission over its failure to ban the hormone-disrupting substances known as endocrine disruptors. These chemicals can be found in everyday objects...

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2014-07-05 European Parliament

Viviane Reding, MEP, European People's Party

The former Vice president of the European Commission is now an MEP again, Vivane Reding deplores the eurosceptics results and whishes to implement positive policies to draw the...

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