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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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2014-10-25 Italy

Sandro Gozi, Italy's Minister of European Affairs

What is Matteo Renzi's plan for Europe? Is the new "Paris-Rome axis" solid enough to push a pro-growth agenda in the EU? Italy's new Europe Minister tells Christophe Robeet why...

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2014-10-25 Europe

EU politics: Is France’s influence in decline?

Is France's influence in Europe in decline? In a European Union dominated by Germany and amid growing criticism of François Hollande's economic management, many observers warn...

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2014-10-10 José Manuel Barroso

Interview with José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

In an exclusive interview with France 24, the outgoing president of the European Commission discusses his record at the helm of the EU executive. He also analyses the challenges...

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2014-10-18 agriculture

Dacian Ciolos, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

In August, Russia declared a one-year embargo on meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables from the EU and the US in retaliation for economic sanctions over Moscow's actions in...

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2014-10-18 European Commission

EU-US free trade agreement: A bad deal for European consumers?

When it comes to consumer protection, the EU prides itself of having some of the world’s strictest rules. But campaigners have raised the alarm over the implications of a...

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