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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.

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TALKING EUROPE

Latest update : 2012-03-26

European Conservatives: united against François Hollande?

According to the German news magazine Der Spiegel, Angela Merkel and her Conservative European counterparts have a secret agreement: they will not meet Nicolas Sarkozy's main challenger in France's presidential election, François Hollande. The centre-right leaders are believed to be boycotting the Socialist presidential candidate, as there is concern over Hollande's desire to renegotiate the hard-won fiscal compact.

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Christophe Robeet puts the question to two leading MEPs:

  • Catherine TRAUTMANN, French MEP, Alliance of Socialists and Democrats;
  • Jorgo CHATZIMARKAKIS, German MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats.

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