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Christophe Robeet takes you to one of the 28 EU member states for a series of exclusive reports and interviews with local MEPs. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. The last Saturday of the month, at 12.10 pm Paris time. Join us in September for a new series.

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Latest update : 2013-04-03

Netherlands in crisis: the end of the Dutch model? (part two)

In the second part of the programme, we travel to the city of Maastricht where the EU treaty was signed in 1992. Dutch MEP Ria Oomen-Ruijten explains why she believes the euro was a positive change for European citizens, but urges northern governments to show more solidarity towards Mediterranean member states. We also ask why the Dutch remain so attached to their Royal Family and we learn about the success story of Dutch DJs.

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

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