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Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2014-03-05

Women's rights: Is Europe going backwards?

Gender equality is a core EU value, but the deficit of women in European politics is obvious. On average, only a quarter of national parliament seats are filled by women. Meanwhile, a proposed reform of the abortion law in Spain is seen by many as a significant step backwards. Some fear the move heralds a new era of conservative policies towards women. Ahead of Women's Day on March 8th, we invited a panel of women, all of them members of the European Parliament.

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By Christophe ROBEET

Our guests

Isabelle DURANT

Belgian MEP, Group of the Greens

Adina-Iona VALEAN

Romanian MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

Eleni TEOCHAROUS

Cypriot MEP, European People's Party

Tim KING

Editor, European Voice

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2017-06-24 refugees

'Huge failure' on refugee crisis is 'existential problem for EU'

Claude Moraes, a British MEP and Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, discusses the migrant and refugee crisis in the EU. He blames EU member...

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2017-06-24 refugees

Divisions over migration policy: What should the EU do?

The European Commission has started legal action against three member states - Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary - because of their refusal to take in refugees stranded in...

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2017-06-17 agriculture

CETA trade deal: Canada, land of opportunity for farmers

In this special edition of Talking Europe, we’re taking a closer look at the CETA free trade deal between Europe and Canada. After years of negotiations, CETA (the Comprehensive...

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2017-06-17 agriculture

CETA: European farmers fear competition from Canada

In this special edition of Talking Europe, we’re taking a closer look at the CETA free trade deal between Europe and Canada. After years of negotiations, CETA (the Comprehensive...

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2017-06-10 development

EU development commissioner defends role of private sector in aid projects

The EU is the world’s largest overseas aid donor, something it is proud of, but it still gives less than the OECD target of 0.7% of gross national income. Neven Mimica, the EU...

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