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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 (part 2)

In the second part of the show, we visit Saarstahl, a gigantic steel factory where bosses and workers are working hand in hand to try to preserve jobs at the plant. We also visit Eisenhüttenstadt, once a Socialist model city in the former GDR that is struggling to adapt to Germany's liberal ways. Finally, we investigate why Germany has the lowest birth rate in the eurozone.

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