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Living with the 'new normal': How govts need to innovate in the fight against terrorism

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Putin 'gets the tsar treatment' as he meets Macron in Versailles

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TALKING EUROPE

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 : 2012-12-03

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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2017-05-27 terrorism

Security in Europe: Is there more that could or should be done?

The most recent attacks in Manchester, London, Paris or Berlin were carried out by lone assailants, their links to larger international terror groups still being investigated....

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2017-05-19 Emmanuel Macron

Green MEP Eva Joly: 'Nuclear energy is a technology from the past'

Our guest is Eva Joly, a French MEP from the Group of the Greens. She reacts to the latest revelations in the Panama Papers scandal, which has led to snap elections in Malta. She...

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2017-05-19 health

EU health check: Should the EU increase cross-border care?

Since the end of 2013, EU citizens have had the right to cross-border healthcare. They can choose to get treatment either in their home country or travel to any other EU state,...

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2017-05-13 Emmanuel Macron

Key Macron ally 'confident' French president can win parliamentary majority

French MEP Sylvie Goulard is a key supporter of French President Emmanuel Macron and is tipped for a cabinet position. She remains "confident and optimistic" that Macron's...

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2017-05-13 eurozone

Will France's new president overhaul the EU?

The result of the French presidential election was greeted with great joy in the EU institutions in Brussels and across most EU member states. Emmanuel Macron's election is seen...

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