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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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2017-04-22 Turkish Cypriots

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We regret that Turkey is distancing itself from Europe'

Our guest is Andreas Mavroyiannis, the Republic of Cyprus’s top diplomat for the peace process with the Turkish Cypriots. "We would have liked [Turkey’s EU] accession process to...

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2017-04-22 Donald Trump

Trump's intervention in Syria: How should the EU respond?

Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout and Michael Kulbickas, Belgium Chair of Republicans Overseas, go head to head over Donald Trump's actions in Syria and his recent executive order...

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2017-04-14 Germany

Top EU diplomat: ‘Germany is looking for a strong partner in France’

Our guest in this edition is a close associate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Elmar Brok is head of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. In the light of the...

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2017-04-14 France

French election seen from Europe

MEPs tell us of their hopes and fears about the French presidential election. Faced with anti-establishment movements in their own countries, most of our panelists argue that...

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2017-04-08 technology

Robots: The workers of tomorrow?

The European Parliament is taking an interest in robots. The workers of the future are already among us and MEPs want to legislate on them as soon as possible. Some of the...

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