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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 : 2014-03-05

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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2014-11-22 Romania

Monica Macovei, Former Romanian justice minister

Will the surprise victory of Klaus Iohannis in Romania's presidential election bring change to the EU’s second-poorest country? An ethnic German mayor described as a no-nonsense...

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2014-11-22 tax evasion

Luxleaks: Will Europe crack down on tax evasion?

Jean-Claude Juncker has come under attack over the past few weeks following the publication of hundreds of secret tax agreements between Luxembourg and multinationals. These...

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2014-10-18 agriculture

Dacian Ciolos, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

In August, Russia declared a one-year embargo on meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables from the EU and the US in retaliation for economic sanctions over Moscow's actions in...

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2014-11-15 culture

Budget cuts: Is European culture under threat?

After severe budget cuts in the member states, many artists and theatre directors are raising the alarm. Without subsidies, they fear Europe's culture will die out. There has...

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2014-11-08 Berlin Wall

Joachim Bitterlich, Former foreign policy advisor to Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl's former right-hand man explains why the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and analyses the success of German reunification.

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