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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 : 2011-10-11

EU food aid programme: is Europe abandoning its poor?

A 480-million euro budget to supply food to Europe's poorest could be slashed by 80%, the prospect of which has alarmed NGOs and charities. In April, the EU Court of Justice said the programme could only use supplies from EU food stocks. But stocks have fallen dramatically in recent years following reforms in the bloc's farming policies, forcing the use of EU money instead to buy supplies on the markets.

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  • Jan MULDER, Dutch MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • Sandra KALNIETE, Latvian MEP, European People's Party
     

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2015-02-21 agriculture

EU farming reforms under way in Greece, Spain and Germany

In this second part of the show, we travel to Greece, where the new Syriza-led government has pledged to make better use of EU farming subsidies. We also ask how the government...

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2015-02-24 agriculture

French farmers main beneficiaries of EU's Common Agricultural Policy

The EU's Common Agricultural Policy was launched in 1962 in order to ensure the continent’s food security. Half a century later, Europe’s system of farming subsidies remains...

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2015-02-14 Latvia

Edgars Rinkevics, Latvian Foreign Minister

Latvia currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. Latvia's foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics tells FRANCE 24 that his country could request a permanent NATO...

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2015-02-14 energy security

Energy Security: How can Europe wean itself off Russian gas?

The construction of an energy union is one of Europe’s top priorities for the next five years. The hope is that it will address two of the EU’s weaknesses: its dependence on...

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2015-02-07 Greece

Greece VS Europe, Is a deal within reach?

Before a crucial EU summit, the anti-austerity government, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Minister of Finances, Yanis Varoufakis have been touring in European capitals in a...

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