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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.

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Latest update : 2013-09-23

Germany votes: a crucial election for Europe

As Germans head to the polls on September 22nd, Europe Now travels around the country to see why Angela Merkel remains Germany's favourite politician, eight years after she was elected Chancellor. We find out why the introduction of a national minimum wage has become one of the campaign's hottest issues and we visit Bonn's Haribo candy factory, an example of Germany's thriving network of SMEs.

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By Christophe ROBEET

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2014-05-03 Europe

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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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It's now ten years since Poland joined the EU. Over the past decade, the former Communist state has received more than €70 billion in EU funds, helping it modernise its economy...

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Poland celebrates 10 years in EU (part 2)

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