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David McAllister: 'EU involvement in Catalonia could set a precedent'

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Glyphosate: Should the EU re-authorise the weedkiller chemical?

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A piece of history: Five former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

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Chic hotels and horse races: Calais tries to shed its 'Jungle' image

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Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before Kenya's election rerun

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Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

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The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

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After Raqqa; Xi's the boss; and Spain enters unchartered waters

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TALKING EUROPE

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 : 2013-04-22

Development Aid: Austerity threatens EU funding

Despite the current crisis, the EU and its member states remain the world's top aid donor, funding more than half the development programmes across the globe. But austerity policies have seen most countries drastically reduce their contribution. Can Europe afford to remain generous?

With our guests:

  • Nirj Deva, British MEP, Conservatives and Reformists Group;
  • Thijs Berman, Dutch MEP, Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

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2017-10-21 Mariano Rajoy

David McAllister: 'EU involvement in Catalonia could set a precedent'

Talking Europe hosts German MEP David McAllister, the head of the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee. As well as emphasising the EU’s principle of not intervening in...

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2017-10-21 food safety

Glyphosate: Should the EU re-authorise the weedkiller chemical?

The EU is about to decide whether to re-license glyphosate for 10 years. The chemical is found in pesticides and has been linked to cancer, but it was controversially declared...

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2017-10-14 tax evasion

Internet giants: Too big to be taxed?

In Europe, Internet giants are taking advantage of the patchwork of different tax arrangements that exist to pocket large sums of money for themselves - leaving the taxman...

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2017-10-14 Europe

EU’s Karl-Heinz Lambertz: ‘Empowering regions and cities very important for Europe’s future’

The head of the European Union’s Committee of the Regions defends the idea of strengthening the bloc’s regions and cities, and denies that its regional policy and funding have...

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2017-07-10 Brexit

What next on Brexit? EU parliament says progress 'not sufficient'

It's the biggest earthquake to shake the European Union and progress on the UK's exit from the bloc is not up to scratch. That was the message sent by MEPs who recently backed a...

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