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A show from Brussels with two MEPs facing off and an interview with a European leader. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

TALKING EUROPE

TALKING EUROPE

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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2016-05-21 European Union

Yannick Jadot: 'Europe has a moral and legal responsibility to welcome migrants'

Outspoken Green MEP Yannick Jadot says the EU should "tell the truth" to its citizens: migrants are simply trying to save their lives, and Europe has both a moral and a legal...

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2016-05-21 European Union

Tackling global corruption: Hard talk, soft action?

Our panel looks at the proposals made at the recent anti-corruption summit in London, and the likely follow-up at the G7 in Japan. Has the Panama Papers scandal spurred genuinely...

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2016-05-14 European Commission

'The UK wants more reforms, I want more reforms, so please stay'

How can Europe better deal with its biggest challenges, such as migration and free trade? European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva gives us her take. On TTIP, the...

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2016-05-14 PODEMOS

Europe's protest movements: Do they have achievable goals?

Can protest movements convert their undeniable energy into tangible achievements? Using France’s "Nuit Debout" or "Up All Night" movement as our starting point, we debate that...

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2016-05-07 humanitarian action

EU commissioner: 'The most important instrument for development is education'

A prominent political figure in Cyprus, Christos Stylianides is the EU’s point man for humanitarian crises. As Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, he spends most of his time in...

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