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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 : 2012-04-10

Aid for Africa: is Europe getting stingy?

This week, we look at Europe's aid programmes for Africa. With more than 50% of the world's development assistance, the EU and its member states remain by far the biggest aid donors. But the financial crisis and austerity programmes across the Union have already forced several countries to scale back their aid spending. Can Europe live up to its pledges? Is the money spent wisely?

Christophe Robeet speaks to

  • H.E Ambassador Ajay Kumar Bramdeo, African Union Ambassador to the EU;
  • Graham Watson, British MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

Watch part 2 with Vaclav Klaus, Czech President

Programme prepared by Domitille Blanc, Juliette Lacharnay and Salima Belhadj

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2017-03-19 Mark Rutte

What do the Dutch election results mean for the Netherlands and the EU?

In the Netherlands, the general elections saw the centre-right party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the VVD, retain the position of largest party in parliament. In second place...

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2017-03-19 Turkey

Are Turkey and the EU ready to sever relations?

In the past week, Turkish leaders have compared European countries to Nazi regimes. The Dutch and German governments stopped Turkish ministers from holding rallies on Turkey's...

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2017-03-11 Malta

Maltese FM expresses concern over elections in France

With Malta currently holding the rotating presidency of the EU, we speak to the country’s foreign minister, George Vella. He gives us his take on the migrant crisis, the future...

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2017-03-11 National Front party (France)

Where does the European Parliament's money go?

The European Parliament has an annual budget of €1.7 billion. In total, over 7,500 people work there, on a full- or part-time basis, including of course the EU's 751 MEPs. All...

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2017-03-04 Brexit

Brexit: When and how will it begin? And what will happen to EU citizens?

March is supposed to be the month that British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50, beginning the official withdrawal process of the UK from the EU. Brussels says the...

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