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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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2017-01-14 Bulgaria

Bulgarian president-elect hopes for lifting of Russia sanctions

FRANCE 24 sat down with Bulgaria's president-elect, Rumen Radev, in the capital Sofia. The former NATO general wants to see Bulgaria become closer to Russia. Radev would like to...

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2017-01-14 employment

30 years of Erasmus: Financing fun or funding employment?

At a time when much is awry in the EU, there is one European story that's being hailed as a major success: the Erasmus programme. It offers access and grants for young EU...

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2017-01-07 European Union

Author David Van Reybrouck on why elections are outdated

Flemish author and poet David Van Reybrouck denounces the Western voting system in his book, "Against Elections". He says that in Europe we are suffering from democratic fatigue...

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2017-01-07 European Union

2017: A happy New Year ahead for the EU?

What kind of year will 2017 be for the EU? Three, maybe four, of its six founding nations are gearing up for elections: the Netherlands, France and Germany - and there could be...

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2016-12-16 agriculture

The cost and cause of Réunion island's sugar addiction

A volcanic outcrop in the Indian ocean, some 200 kilometres west of Mauritius and two hours from the Seychelles, the French overseas territory of Réunion island has as a tropical...

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