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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 : 2011-10-11

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.

Guests:

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

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2017-09-23 Catalan independence

Catalonia independence vote: Tensions rise between Barcelona and Madrid

This year, there’s been a new push for independence in Catalonia where the regional government has called a referendum. Madrid has once again – and in the strongest terms...

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2017-09-23 Europe

Catalonia’s regional foreign affairs chief: ‘This referendum is not illegal’

Catalonia's regional foreign minister, Raul Romeva, speaks to FRANCE 24 at the end of a turbulent week for his region. Just a week left to the referendum, the tension between...

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2017-09-20 referendum

'The door is open for dialogue with Madrid,' says Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont is president of Spain’s Catalonia region. As national authorities crack down on the region’s preparations for an October 1 independence referendum that Madrid...

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2017-09-16 German politics

German elections: Top MEP 'concerned' as populists rise in polls

We meet the German MEP who heads the biggest group in the European Parliament. Manfred Weber is chair of the centre-right European People's Party and is also a top member of the...

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2017-09-16 Germany

Four more years for Angela Merkel?

Germany is a nation at the heart of Europe politically, geographically and historically - and one that's about to hold a key nationwide election. Chancellor Merkel has a strong...

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