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

TALKING EUROPE

TALKING EUROPE

Latest update : 2013-02-04

Italy's elections: Why it matters for Europe

It’s now almost one month until the general elections in Italy. Three candidates are taking centre stage: the centre-left’s Pier Luigi Bersani, the outgoing technocrat Mario Monti, and the flamboyant former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Whoever wins this election will lead the eurozone’s third-largest economy. That’s why it matters for the rest of Europe.

With our guests:

  • Pino Arlacchi, Italian MEP, Socialists and Democrats;
  • Anneli Jäättenmäki, Finnish MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats.

Programme produced by Salima Belhadj

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