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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.

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Latest update : 2014-02-04

Turkey and the EU: Drifting further apart?

Is Turkey rediscovering its love affair with Europe? Turkish leaders are seeking to revive their country's EU bid after a series of foreign policy setbacks have left the country increasingly isolated in Europe and the Middle East. But Prime Minister Erdogan recently shocked Europe by cracking down on peaceful protesters as well as police and judges who tried to investigate high-level corruption. So is Turkey euro-compatible? Will this large nation of 72 million people ever join the EU?

Programme produced by Mary Colombel

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Selim Yenel

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2014-12-13 European Commission

Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for education, culture, youth and sport

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2014-12-13 Google

Should the EU break up digital giants?

MEPs recently backed a resolution calling on the European Commission to ensure fair competition on the internet. It suggests that monopolistic search engines should be split up...

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2014-12-06 Jean-Claude Juncker

Juncker's €315 billion plan: A sound investment or wishful thinking?

On November 26th, Jean-Claude Juncker presented a €315 billion plan to "kick-start" Europe’s ailing economy. The new president of the European Commission believes the plan could...

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2014-12-06 energy

Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union

The construction of an energy union is one of Europe’s top priorities for the next five years. The hope is that this will address two of the EU’s biggest weaknesses: its...

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2014-11-29 counter-terrorism

Gilles de Kerchove, EU counter-terrorism coordinator

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