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TALKING EUROPE

Latest update : 2014-02-17

Joaquin Almunia, EU Commissioner for Competition

In this interview, the Commissioner for Competition reacts to Arnaud Montebourg's blistering attack on EU rules. France's outspoken industry minister recently accused Almunia of restricting state aid to key sectors, calling his policies obsolete and fundamentalist. Almunia also comments on the conclusions of the Google antitrust investigation.

Programme produced by Mary Colombel, in partnership with HEC Paris Executive Education and the HEC Europe Institute
Discover HEC's MOOC 'Understanding-Europe'.

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2015-02-21 agriculture

EU farming reforms under way in Greece, Spain and Germany

In this second part of the show, we travel to Greece, where the new Syriza-led government has pledged to make better use of EU farming subsidies. We also ask how the government...

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2015-02-24 agriculture

French farmers main beneficiaries of EU's Common Agricultural Policy

The EU's Common Agricultural Policy was launched in 1962 in order to ensure the continent’s food security. Half a century later, Europe’s system of farming subsidies remains...

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2015-02-14 Latvia

Edgars Rinkevics, Latvian Foreign Minister

Latvia currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. Latvia's foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics tells FRANCE 24 that his country could request a permanent NATO...

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2015-02-14 energy security

Energy Security: How can Europe wean itself off Russian gas?

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

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2015-02-07 Greece

Greece VS Europe, Is a deal within reach?

Before a crucial EU summit, the anti-austerity government, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Minister of Finances, Yanis Varoufakis have been touring in European capitals in a...

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