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A show from Brussels with two MEPs facing off on a burning issue and an interview with a European leader. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. Every Saturday at 12.10 pm.

TALKING EUROPE

TALKING EUROPE

Latest update : 2013-12-09

Eurozone crisis: Why does Europe need a banking union?

The EU's so-called banking union was supposed to be up and running this year. But differences between Brussels, the ECB and Germany over the way forward for a new banking authority have slowed progress to a crawl. Is there room for compromise before a critical EU summit later this month? And why does the eurozone so badly need a banking union?

Our guests:

  • Pablo ZALBA BIDEGAIN, Spanish MEP, European People's Party;
    Vice-Chair, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs;
  • Frank ENGEL, Luxembourg MEP, European People's Party;
  • Tim KING, Editor, European Voice.

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    Programme produced and prepared by Mary Colombel 

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2015-01-24 terrorism

Fighting terrorism: Does Europe have a plan?

EU foreign and interior ministers have been holding emergency meetings in the wake of the Paris attacks and the recent dismantling of a jihadist cell in Belgium. EU learders will...

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2015-01-24 eurozone

What would a Syriza victory mean for Greece?

Shortly before the Greek elections of January 25th, two key players laid out their views on the country's future: Dimitris Kourkoulas, Greece's European Affairs Minister and...

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2015-01-17 counter-terrorism

Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

Europe remains on high alert after a major anti-terrorist operation in Belgium and other raids in France and Germany. Two suspected Islamic militants were killed in Belgium on...

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2015-01-17 eurozone

Greece heads to the polls: What happens if Syriza wins?

There’s high drama yet again from Greece. Less than a week before a crucial general election, European leaders are anxious at the prospect of fresh political turmoil in the...

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2015-01-12 terrorism

Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Henri Malosse reacts to the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. He says European citizens wants more protection, but also insists on the fact that over 95% of victims of Islamic...

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