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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 : 2013-01-28

Cameron's EU referendum: playing with fire?

Last week, David Cameron pledged to hold a referendum on EU membership if the Conservatives win the next election. The announcement caused a storm across the EU, with several leaders warning there will be no "cherry-picking" or "à la carte" deal for the UK. The British Prime Minister has long been under pressure from the Eurosceptic wing of his party, but is he playing with fire or is a vote necessary to clarify the debate?

With our guests:

  • Charles Tannock, British MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists;
  • Catherine Trautmann, French MEP, Socialists and Democrats.

Programme produced by Salima Belhadj

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2017-09-20 referendum

'The door is open for dialogue with Madrid,' says Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont is president of Spain’s Catalonia region. As national authorities crack down on the region’s preparations for an October 1 independence referendum that Madrid...

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2017-09-16 German politics

German elections: Top MEP 'concerned' as populists rise in polls

We meet the German MEP who heads the biggest group in the European Parliament. Manfred Weber is chair of the centre-right European People's Party and is also a top member of the...

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2017-09-16 Germany

Four more years for Angela Merkel?

Germany is a nation at the heart of Europe politically, geographically and historically - and one that's about to hold a key nationwide election. Chancellor Merkel has a strong...

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2017-09-09 Ukraine

EU enlargement commissioner says bloc's soft power works

The European Commissioner in charge of Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Johannes Hahn, says visa-free travel for Ukrainians is a good example of EU soft power working....

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2017-09-09 Poland

East vs West? Lifting Europe's 'new iron curtain'

"All for one and one for all" - the famous motto of the Musketeers was supposed to apply to the 28 countries that make up the European Union too. But in recent months some major...

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