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What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

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Can France bid 'adieu' to popular weedkiller glyphosate?

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Harmful for your health: When gender bias affects medical diagnosis

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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

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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2018-04-15 Russia

Russia's EU ambassador: 'The anti-Russian virus crossed the Atlantic and became contagious'

Talking Europe hosts Vladimir Chizhov, a veteran Russian diplomat and permanent representative to the EU since 2005. He argues that the current standoff between Russia and the...

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2018-04-15 Facebook

Protecting data: Is regulating tech giants the answer?

As Facebook grapples with its latest privacy scandal, we discuss how the EU can best protect our data. New regulations come into force on May 25, but are they likely to be...

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2018-04-07 Brexit

EU Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Russia, Brexit and privatisations

Is Europe really united in its response to Russia over the poisoning of the former spy Sergei Skripal? Is this the moment for the UK to lift the lid on its relations with Moscow...

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2018-04-07 Russia

Diplomacy in a cold climate: Russia-EU relations chill over Skripal poisoning

Wherever you are in the world, Russia hasn’t been far from the headlines lately – and neither has the British city of Salisbury. That's where a former Russian spy and his...

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2018-03-30 Economic growth

Former ECB chief Trichet predicts strong economic future for EU - despite Brexit

He's the man who was holding the EU’s purse strings when the global financial crisis hit. Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, tells FRANCE 24 why...

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