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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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2014-09-20 Angela Merkel

EU budget deficits: Time to be more flexible?

Will France and Italy get more flexibility over their budget deficits? François Hollande and Matteo Renzi want Germany to loosen the stability rules and open up more room for...

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2014-09-20 UK

Sir Graham Watson, President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Scotland will stay in the United Kingdom, after 55% of voters rejected independence in Thursday's historic referendum. Sir Graham Watson, who himself is Scottish, is President of...

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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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