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America's future strategy in Southeast Asia? Local US allies keen for answers

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Ukraine's illegal mafia-run amber mining; and the street art being destroyed by authorities in Brazil

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Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South African capital

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White House silence over Kansas bar shooting angers India

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Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

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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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2017-02-18 Georgia

Georgian foreign minister discusses ties with EU, NATO

Our guest is the Georgian Foreign Minister, Mikheil Janelidze. In many ways, his is a classic post-Soviet profile: he's multilingual, steeped in the ways of international...

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2017-02-18 climate change

Climate change agreements: The US blows cold, what will the EU do?

US President Donald Trump has dismissed climate change as a myth and openly champions fossil fuels. In his first five days in office he signed executive orders to move forward...

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2017-02-11 Europe

Europol chief calls for more online powers for police

Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, sat down with FRANCE 24 in The Hague. He says that unfortunately there will "probably" be further terrorist attacks in Europe. He points out...

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2017-02-11 Turkey

'The EU has not kept its promises to Turkey'

We meet Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator, Omer Celik. He tells us that the EU-Turkey deal on refugees is over, but when pressed says that for now Turkey...

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2017-02-04 France

Former French FM Villepin: 'We should try to find common ground with Russia'

Dominique de Villepin became famous as French foreign minister for refusing to support the US-led war in Iraq in 2003. He gives us his point of view on how Europe should deal...

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