Christophe Robeet brings you a fresh look from Brussels. First, two MEPs face off on a burning issue that affects the lives of Europeans. Then, we interview a European leader in partnership with RFI. The show is produced at the European Parliament or the Commission. In partnership with the Robert Schuman Foundation. Every other Saturday at 1.10 pm.
Romania seems to be everyone's favourite whipping boy. It was initially blamed in the horsemeat scandal. The UK has launched a PR campaign to keep Romanian workers away. And the European Commission says the country’s anti-corruption methods are not up to EU standards, even though Romania has been in the EU for six years. We ask Prime Minister Victor Ponta what it’s like to constantly battle an image problem.
FRANCE 24 met the outgoing president of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, who is being kept busy until his last days in office. As his term comes to an end, he shares some thoughts with us on his role.
Sweden introduced a carbon tax in 1991. As the country takes over the rotating European Union presidency in July, it plans to urge its counterparts to impose a carbon tax to reduce CO2 emissions across the continent.
This week, some half a million Cypriots are eligible to vote for six seats in the European Parliament. One major question looms over the election: how could Brussels put pressure on the feuding parties to speed up reunification?
A school in the German town of Waldorf is treating disabled students just like any other, claiming their learning curve is almost the same as that of able-bodied children. Not everybody agrees, but the European Union defends the method.