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Macron and Le Pen battle it out to woo blue-collar workers

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THE DEBATE

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 2)

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FOCUS

LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Lebanon: Activists ramp up pressure over rape law

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ENCORE!

Film show: 'Django', 'The Paris Opera' and 'Manhattan'

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Is Emmanuel Macron acting overly confident?

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BUSINESS DAILY

Trump vs Trudeau: Rising trade tensions between US and Canada

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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 : 2013-01-02

Boosting research and innovation: does Europe have a plan?

In order to remain a leading player in our increasingly competitive world, Europe needs to boost innovation and research. The European Commission has proposed 80 billion euros in spending for the next seven years. But as EU leaders are debating sharp reductions to the EU budget, scientists are urging politicians to keep their budgetary knives away from research funding.

With our guests:

  • Tunne Kelam, Estonian MEP, European People's Party;
  • Dimitrios Droutsas, Greek MEP, Socialists and Democrats

Programme produced by Isabelle Romero

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2017-04-22 Turkish Cypriots

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We regret that Turkey is distancing itself from Europe'

Our guest is Andreas Mavroyiannis, the Republic of Cyprus’s top diplomat for the peace process with the Turkish Cypriots. "We would have liked [Turkey’s EU] accession process to...

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2017-04-22 Donald Trump

Trump's intervention in Syria: How should the EU respond?

Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout and Michael Kulbickas, Belgium Chair of Republicans Overseas, go head to head over Donald Trump's actions in Syria and his recent executive order...

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2017-04-14 Germany

Top EU diplomat: ‘Germany is looking for a strong partner in France’

Our guest in this edition is a close associate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Elmar Brok is head of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. In the light of the...

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2017-04-14 France

French election seen from Europe

MEPs tell us of their hopes and fears about the French presidential election. Faced with anti-establishment movements in their own countries, most of our panelists argue that...

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2017-04-08 technology

Robots: The workers of tomorrow?

The European Parliament is taking an interest in robots. The workers of the future are already among us and MEPs want to legislate on them as soon as possible. Some of the...

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