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TALKING EUROPE

TALKING EUROPE

Latest update : 2011-10-28

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

In an interview in Brussels the day after the crunch eurozone summit, José Manuel Barroso calls for closer integration of the Eurozone countries’ economic policies. “We need to add an economic union to monetary union”, he explains. Barroso complains that EU members “did not respect common rules”. Regarding Greece, although Europe is able to come to its aid, he says Athens must above all implement “structural reforms”.

Show prepared by Marie Billon et Anthony Saint-Léger

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2015-02-28 terrorism

Dealing with returning jihadists: Is de-radicalisation possible?

In Denmark, unlike other EU member states like France and the UK, returning jihadists are not treated as criminals but as citizens who need to be rehabilitated into the...

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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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