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Alain Lamassoure, Chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets

Christophe Robeet talks to Alain Lamassoure, French MEP and Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets. The battle over the size of the EU budget has begun. The European Commission has requested just over 1 billion euros for the next seven years. But a group of conservative countries including Germany, the UK and the Netherlands are leading calls for a grand bargain.

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2017-07-08 Pierre Moscovici

Pierre Moscovici: 'France is capable of reforming itself'

Our special guest is Pierre Moscovici, the EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs. The former French finance minister believes that the economic reforms wanted by the...

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2017-07-08 France

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France and Germany are seen as the powerhouse of the EU. The Franco-German partnership is said to be a sign that the EU is safe, can and will reform and move forward. But how...

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2017-07-01 Albania

Albanian PM: 'We are the most euro-optimistic nation in Europe'

We're in Tirana to meet Edi Rama, the Albanian Prime minister. He has just been re-elected to a second term with an increased majority in parliament. He tells us about his plans...

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