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Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgian prime minister

Appointed as Georgian premier three months ago at the age of 31, Irakli Gharibashvili has pledged to normalise relations with Russia while signing a far-reaching association agreement with the EU. It is likely to be a difficult balancing act for this small Caucasus nation still haunted by memories of the 2008 war with Moscow, which saw Georgia lose 20% of its territory.

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2017-07-15 Google

Margrethe Vestager: 'Google has to follow European rules'

It's another record-breaking ruling from the European Commission. Margrethe Vestager, the EU Commissioner for Competition, has fined US search giant Google 2.4 billion euros for...

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2017-07-15 tourism

Tourism in the EU: Imagining brand Europe

The recent terror attacks in London and the migration crisis could make this year a difficult season for tourism in Europe. France remains one of the most visited countries in...

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2017-07-08 Pierre Moscovici

Pierre Moscovici: 'France is capable of reforming itself'

Our special guest is Pierre Moscovici, the EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs. The former French finance minister believes that the economic reforms wanted by the...

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2017-07-08 France

Running the EU: Power to two people?

France and Germany are seen as the powerhouse of the EU. The Franco-German partnership is said to be a sign that the EU is safe, can and will reform and move forward. But how...

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2017-07-01 Albania

Albanian PM: 'We are the most euro-optimistic nation in Europe'

We're in Tirana to meet Edi Rama, the Albanian Prime minister. He has just been re-elected to a second term with an increased majority in parliament. He tells us about his plans...

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