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Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2013-04-18

Irina Bokova, Director-General of Unesco

From lack of funding due to the financial crisis to her trip to Mali with President Hollande, UNESCO head Irina Bokova discusses the problems the organisation is tackling today. She also talks about the deplorable social situation in her country Bulgaria, where people have resorted to self-immolation out of desperation.

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2017-09-23 Europe

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2017-09-20 referendum

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2017-09-16 German politics

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We meet the German MEP who heads the biggest group in the European Parliament. Manfred Weber is chair of the centre-right European People's Party and is also a top member of the...

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2017-09-16 Germany

Four more years for Angela Merkel?

Germany is a nation at the heart of Europe politically, geographically and historically - and one that's about to hold a key nationwide election. Chancellor Merkel has a strong...

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