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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.

Programme prepared by 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?

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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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