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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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2018-03-03 Cyprus

Reunifying Cyprus: Hopes and fears, 44 years on (part 2)

Barbed wire, checkpoints, abandoned buildings and military bases: all of these are common sights in Cyprus - a country that remains split in two, 44 years after the Turkish...

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2018-03-03 Cyprus

Reunifying Cyprus: Hopes and fears, 44 years on (part 1)

Barbed wire, checkpoints, abandoned buildings and military bases: all of these are common sights in Cyprus - a country that remains split in two, 44 years after the Turkish...

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2017-12-22 Spain

To split or not to split? Where next for Spain and Catalonia? (Part 1)

It's the land of Dali, Gaudi, Pep Guardiola, tourism, industries, mountains, sea ports - and most recently, also very vocal and emotional separatist sentiment. Catalonia's...

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2017-12-22 Spain

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2017-09-29 European Union

Austria: Far right knocks on the doors of power (part 2)

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