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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.

EUROPE NOW

EUROPE NOW

Latest update : 2013-06-20

Slovenian banks in trouble: the next domino?

Once dubbed the 'Switzerland of Central Europe', Slovenia is in deep trouble. Behind the crisis are three state-owned banks which have billions of euros in bad loans on their books. We meet Tanja Fajon in the historic heart of Ljubljana, the country’s picturesque capital. A Socialist MEP, she believes the new centre-left government will do what it takes to shore up the country’s battered finances and explains why avoiding a bailout is a matter of pride for this small alpine nation.

Presenter: Christophe Robeet
Editor in chief: Caroline de Camaret
Producer: Julie Dungelhoeff
Reporter: Alix Le Bourdon
Images: Valérie Labonne, Julie Dungelhoeff
Editing: Max Paquereau, Audrey Le Narvor, Philippe Samand

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2014-05-03 Europe

Best of Europe Now (Part 1)

Christophe Robeet has been travelling across the EU to find out how Europeans are dealing with the current economic crisis. What he has seen is an increasingly divided continent...

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The Swedish model: An example for Europe? (Part 2)

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2014-06-28 European Union

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2014-05-31 Ukraine

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Poland celebrates 10 years in EU (part 2)

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