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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 : 2011-05-25

Schengen under review: building 'Fortress Europe'?

The Schengen agreement abolished internal borders in a large number of EU countries. But EU interior ministers are now seeking to reinstate some level of border controls in "extraordinary circumstances". The issue came to the fore after the arrival in Italy and Malta of thousands of people risking their lives to flee violence in northern Africa. Is there a risk of Europe turning into a fortress?

         Guests:

  •  Kathleen VAN BREMPT

         Belgian MEP, Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

  • Rikke ALBRECHTSEN

        Correspondent, Danish daily Kristeligt Dagblad

Presented by Christophe Robeet

Programme prepared by Anastasia Metral

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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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