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A show from Brussels with two MEPs facing off and an interview with a European leader. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. 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.

Guests:

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

Programme prepared by Marie Billon

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2016-05-21 European Union

Yannick Jadot: 'Europe has a moral and legal responsibility to welcome migrants'

Outspoken Green MEP Yannick Jadot says the EU should "tell the truth" to its citizens: migrants are simply trying to save their lives, and Europe has both a moral and a legal...

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2016-05-21 European Union

Tackling global corruption: Hard talk, soft action?

Our panel looks at the proposals made at the recent anti-corruption summit in London, and the likely follow-up at the G7 in Japan. Has the Panama Papers scandal spurred genuinely...

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2016-05-14 European Commission

'The UK wants more reforms, I want more reforms, so please stay'

How can Europe better deal with its biggest challenges, such as migration and free trade? European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva gives us her take. On TTIP, the...

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2016-05-14 PODEMOS

Europe's protest movements: Do they have achievable goals?

Can protest movements convert their undeniable energy into tangible achievements? Using France’s "Nuit Debout" or "Up All Night" movement as our starting point, we debate that...

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2016-05-07 humanitarian action

EU commissioner: 'The most important instrument for development is education'

A prominent political figure in Cyprus, Christos Stylianides is the EU’s point man for humanitarian crises. As Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, he spends most of his time in...

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