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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 : 2014-02-12

European elections: Populist parties ride eurosceptic wave

In May, voters across the EU will elect 751 MEPs to the European Parliament. Recent polls suggest anti-EU populists of the left and right could take up to 25% of the assembly's seats. As a new generation of populist politicians draws on anti-immigrant sentiment and popular dissatisfaction towards the EU and the euro, how can mainstream parties fight back?

Programme produced by Mary Colombel

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2015-05-02 European Union

Guy Verhofstadt: Lack of EU asylum system is 'pushing people to come to Europe'

A former Belgian Prime Minister, Guy Verhofstadt is the chair of the Group of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament. He calls himself a federalist and believes...

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2015-05-02 European Union

Disability discrimination: Removing the obstacles to success

80 million Europeans have a disability: that’s one in six EU citizens. People with disabilities are able to make a significant contribution to European society, but they often...

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2015-04-25 Belgium

Louis Michel: Some EU countries 'not willing' to take in refugees

Louis Michel is a leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament, and a former EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid. He...

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2015-04-25 migrant

Italy's Europe minister: 'Bold measures' needed to dismantle human trafficking

At least 1,700 would-be migrants have died in the Mediterranean since the beginning of this year. The Italian government describes the people smugglers behind their deaths as...

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2015-04-18 food safety

José Bové: 'Four or five companies are deciding what we eat'

Christophe Robeet speaks to José Bové. A sheep farmer-turned-MEP, Bové rose to global fame 15 years ago after he demolished a half-built McDonalds in the French town of Millau....

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