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Is Emmanuel Macron acting overly confident?

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Marine Le Pen, a 'normal' candidate?

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We take you to the 28 EU member states for a series of exclusive reports and interviews with local MEPs. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2013-04-03

Netherlands in crisis: the end of the Dutch model?

The Netherlands has long been seen in Brussels as a robust player in the Triple-A league. But ask the Dutch and they’ll tell you a different story as unemployment rises to almost 8 percent. But what can the rest of Europe learn from the Dutch model? Dutch MEP Judith Merkies takes us for a cycle tour across Amsterdam: together we examine the Netherlands’ flexible labour market and we visit the country’s pioneering flood control defences.

Presenter: Christophe Robeet
Editor in chief: Caroline de Camaret
Producer: Julie Dungelhoeff
Reporters: Valérie Labonne, Julie Dungelhoeff

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By Christophe ROBEET

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2017-03-25 Beppe Grillo

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2017-02-28 Netherlands

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2017-01-28 Bulgaria

Destination Bulgaria: Looking east? (part 2)

Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev joins us to speak to young people. We visit a call centre, TELUS International Europe, and Sofia's History Museum (pictured), with the aim of...

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