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Latest update : 2014-04-04

The European Elections Debate

Between the 22nd and the 25th of May over 350 million EU citizens will be called to elect 751 members of the European parliament. But the economic crisis has severely damaged the image of the EU, and come May, many citizens are expected to abstain or endorse anti-EU parties. In this special edition of Talking Europe candidates discuss the issues that will be at the centre of the campaign.

Our guests

Alain Lamassoure

Candidate for the EU elections, UMP (centre-right)

Pervenche Berès

Candidate for the EU elections, Socialist Party

Aymeric Chauprade

Candidate for the EU elections, National Front

Tim King

Editor, European Voice



2016-06-18 European Union

Nigel Farage, Denis MacShane argue both sides of Brexit debate

There are just a few days to go until the UK's referendum on EU membership. Money and migration have been some of the hottest topics in the debate but as polling booths prepare...

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2016-06-18 European Union

Does British agriculture depend on Brussels?

In the UK, 0.7% of GDP comes directly from agriculture. Money may not grow on trees but a thriving industry sprouts from farming, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss says. One...

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2016-06-11 European Union

Frans Timmermans: 'We can't handle millions of Africans coming to Europe'

Promising more money to keep migrants away from EU shores, citing possible progress in relation to visa liberalisation for Turkey and sending warnings to Poland over changes to...

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2016-06-11 European Union

UK referendum: What happens to the EU in case of a Brexit?

It is the EU's second-biggest economy, and one of the Union’s two main military mights. But it is questioning its membership of the group. With just over a week to go until the...

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2016-06-04 Luxembourg

Pierre Gramegna: ‘A win-win strategy if Britain remains in EU’

Luxembourg’s Finance Minister, Pierre Gramegna, denies a recent report accusing his country of striking secret tax deals with multinational companies. Instead, he insists...

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