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Latest update : 2014-04-28

Energy security: Can Europe live without Russian gas?

The EU gets a quarter of its gas from Russia. While Spain, Sweden and the UK are totally independent from Russian supplies, Finland and the Baltic states get all their gas from Russia's state giant Gazprom. One lesson from the current stand-off over Ukraine appears clear: high dependence on Russian gas makes Europe weak.

This week, the Polish Prime Minister proposed an energy union. Donald Tusk believes Europe must confront Russia's monopolistic position with a single European body charged with buying its gas.

By Christophe ROBEET

Our guests

Nicolas de Warren

Vice-President of Public Affairs, Arkema

Philippe LAMBERTS

Belgian MEP, Group of the Greens

Lambert van NISTELROOIJ

Dutch MEP, European People's Party

Tim KING

Editor, European Voice

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2017-01-14 Bulgaria

Bulgarian president-elect hopes for lifting of Russia sanctions

FRANCE 24 sat down with Bulgaria's president-elect, Rumen Radev, in the capital Sofia. The former NATO general wants to see Bulgaria become closer to Russia. Radev would like to...

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2017-01-14 employment

30 years of Erasmus: Financing fun or funding employment?

At a time when much is awry in the EU, there is one European story that's being hailed as a major success: the Erasmus programme. It offers access and grants for young EU...

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2017-01-07 European Union

Author David Van Reybrouck on why elections are outdated

Flemish author and poet David Van Reybrouck denounces the Western voting system in his book, "Against Elections". He says that in Europe we are suffering from democratic fatigue...

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2017-01-07 European Union

2017: A happy New Year ahead for the EU?

What kind of year will 2017 be for the EU? Three, maybe four, of its six founding nations are gearing up for elections: the Netherlands, France and Germany - and there could be...

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2016-12-16 agriculture

The cost and cause of Réunion island's sugar addiction

A volcanic outcrop in the Indian ocean, some 200 kilometres west of Mauritius and two hours from the Seychelles, the French overseas territory of Réunion island has as a tropical...

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