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Brexit and the city: Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin vying for new business

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Is the French Senate a retirement club for old politicians?

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Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

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TALKING EUROPE

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 : 2014-04-24

José Bové, Candidate for the EU Commission presidency, Group of the Greens

In the run-up to the European elections, Talking Europe brings you a series of interviews with the top candidates for the EU Commission presidency. José Bové was chosen by the European Green Party to campaign for his party across Europe. A sheep farmer and Roquefort cheese producer-turned-MEP, Bové rose to global fame 15 years ago after he demolished a half-built McDonalds in the French town of Millau. The Green MP warns the crisis should be no excuse for backtracking on environmental policies.

In partnership with HEC Paris Executive Education and the HEC Europe Institute.

Discover HEC's MOOC "Understanding-Europe".

Programme produced by Mary Colombel

By Christophe ROBEET

Our guests

José BOVÉ

French Mep, Group of the Greens

Noelle Lenoir

President, Europe Institute, HEC

Dave Keating

European Voice

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2017-09-20 referendum

'The door is open for dialogue with Madrid,' says Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont is president of Spain’s Catalonia region. As national authorities crack down on the region’s preparations for an October 1 independence referendum that Madrid...

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2017-09-16 German politics

German elections: Top MEP 'concerned' as populists rise in polls

We meet the German MEP who heads the biggest group in the European Parliament. Manfred Weber is chair of the centre-right European People's Party and is also a top member of the...

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2017-09-16 Germany

Four more years for Angela Merkel?

Germany is a nation at the heart of Europe politically, geographically and historically - and one that's about to hold a key nationwide election. Chancellor Merkel has a strong...

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2017-09-09 Ukraine

EU enlargement commissioner says bloc's soft power works

The European Commissioner in charge of Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Johannes Hahn, says visa-free travel for Ukrainians is a good example of EU soft power working....

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2017-09-09 Poland

East vs West? Lifting Europe's 'new iron curtain'

"All for one and one for all" - the famous motto of the Musketeers was supposed to apply to the 28 countries that make up the European Union too. But in recent months some major...

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