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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 : 2012-05-22

Hollande meets Merkel: a compatible couple?

Just hours after his inauguration, the new French president flew to Berlin to meet the German chancellor. The two leaders had never met before, but Hollande and Merkel pledged to work together to resolve Europe's economic crisis. But can the new Franco-German tandem overcome its political differences?

Christophe Robeet speaks to:

  • Pervenche Béres, French MEP, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats;
  • Alexander Alvaro, German MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats.

Click here to watch part two.

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2017-01-14 employment

30 years of Erasmus: Financing fun or funding employment?

At a time when much is awry in the EU, there is one European story that's being hailed as a major success: the Erasmus programme. It offers access and grants for young EU...

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2017-01-07 European Union

Author David Van Reybrouck on why elections are outdated

Flemish author and poet David Van Reybrouck denounces the Western voting system in his book, "Against Elections". He says that in Europe we are suffering from democratic fatigue...

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2017-01-07 European Union

2017: A happy New Year ahead for the EU?

What kind of year will 2017 be for the EU? Three, maybe four, of its six founding nations are gearing up for elections: the Netherlands, France and Germany - and there could be...

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2016-12-16 agriculture

The cost and cause of Réunion island's sugar addiction

A volcanic outcrop in the Indian ocean, some 200 kilometres west of Mauritius and two hours from the Seychelles, the French overseas territory of Réunion island has as a tropical...

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2016-12-16 agriculture

Agriculture in the Canaries is completely bananas

The Canaries, an autonomous Spanish region that has two capitals and over 2 million inhabitants, is one of the EU's outermost regions. This means that it gets additional support...

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