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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-10-16

EU food aid to dry up by 2014?

With the economic crisis hitting ordinary families in the pocket, more and more are turning to food banks. There, donated groceries help them to survive. 18 million EU citizens now benefit from the aid, but the European Union could soon slash funding that helps provide it. The €500 million budget could soon be reduced to €300 million and four of France's biggest food aid agencies have joined forces to lobby the 27 members states into changing their minds.

By Antoine MARIOTTI , Kate WILLIAMS , Claire Debuyser

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2017-09-26 Africa

Rwanda banking on new technology to boost economy

A high-tech revolution is underway in Rwanda. Some 80% of its territory is already reached by 4G mobile coverage, high-speed internet lines have been laid across the country, and...

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2017-09-25 Poland

Judicial reforms: Polish government on collision course with EU

Poland’s president has unveiled new proposals for an overhaul of the country’s judicial system. For the European Union, the proposals serve as critical pointers of whether Warsaw...

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2017-09-22 Germany

'Generation Merkel' yearns for continuity and stability

It's common for young people to vote against the status quo in elections. But that's not the case in Germany. The so-called "Merkel Generation" have only known one German...

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2017-09-21 Burma

Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

During Burma's half a century of military dictatorship, the country's Buddhist monks became one of the main pillars of non-violent protest against the junta. But in the last few...

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2017-09-20 Asia-pacific

Are universities in Pakistan becoming a breeding ground for terrorism?

In recent years in Pakistan, a growing number of students from prestigious institutions have taken part in terrorist attacks. Unlike students from madrassas, which are under...

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