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Latest update : 2012-12-03

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former Latvian president

Four years after being forced to request a bailout and seeing its GDP shrink by 24 per cent, Latvia has become the EU's fastest-growing economy. Is this proof that stringent austerity policies work? What can Spain and Greece learn from the Latvian model? Christophe Robeet speaks to Vaira Vike-Freiberga, a former Latvian president.

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2014-10-10 José Manuel Barroso

Interview with José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

In an exclusive interview with France 24, the outgoing president of the European Commission discusses his record at the helm of the EU executive. He also analyses the challenges...

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2014-10-18 agriculture

Dacian Ciolos, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

In August, Russia declared a one-year embargo on meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables from the EU and the US in retaliation for economic sanctions over Moscow's actions in...

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2014-10-18 European Commission

EU-US free trade agreement: A bad deal for European consumers?

When it comes to consumer protection, the EU prides itself of having some of the world’s strictest rules. But campaigners have raised the alarm over the implications of a...

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2014-10-11 European Commission

MEPs grill future commissioners: Democracy in action or backroom deals?

As part of the EU's system of checks and balances, MEPs have earned the right to grill and even veto appointments to the European Commission (the bloc's executive arm, reshuffled...

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2014-10-04 Iraq

Sir Peter Ricketts, British ambassador to France

Sir Peter Ricketts comments on the complex relationship between his country and Europe and explains why PM David Cameron wants the British public to vote on EU membership in an...

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