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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.

TALKING EUROPE

TALKING EUROPE

Latest update : 2014-05-21

Advertising the EU Parliament: Mission impossible?

At the last EU elections in 2009, voter turnout dropped to an all-time low when only 43% of registered voters cast their votes. In a bid to try to engage with citizens, the European Parliament recently launched a Europe-wide information campaign called "Act, React, Impact". The Parliament has tried to insist on the crucial role it plays in the lives of EU citizens. But will it make a difference this time around at the polls? Or is advertising the EU Parliament mission impossible?

Programme produced by Mary Colombel

By Christophe ROBEET

Our guests

Isabelle DURANT

Belgian MEP, Group of the Greens

Christian de la Villehuchet

CEO, Havas Europe

Tim King

Editor, European Voice

Olivier Arifon

Professor of Information and Communication, ULB

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