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Latest update : 2014-07-02

The Swedish model: An example for Europe?

With its progressive laws, generous welfare state and green policies, Sweden is often regarded as a social laboratory for the rest of Europe. Our reporters went to Gothenburg where the municipality has decided to cut down its staff's working hours to just six – while keeping them on full pay. And we ask Green MEP Bodil Ceballos why Sweden has sued the European Commission over its failure to ban chemicals believed to cause diseases such as cancer and diabetes: the so-called endocrine disruptors.

By Christophe ROBEET

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2016-07-18 migrants

Migrant crisis and Brexit: A year of challenges for the EU

In this edition we're taking a look back at our best reports from the past year, which was marked by a series of crises for the EU: terrorism, migration and Brexit. In Slovakia...

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2016-04-30 European Union

Finland: Migrants and money (part 2)

This month, we look at the major changes afoot in Finland. A long-standing social democratic culture is now under pressure from right-wing forces. The country’s government is...

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2016-04-30 migrants

Finland: Migrants and money (part 1)

This month, we look at the major changes afoot in Finland. A long-standing social democratic culture is now under pressure from right-wing forces. The country’s government is...

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2016-02-27 Slovakia

Slovakia: The world's biggest car manufacturer (part 2)

In the second half of Europe Now, we focus on Slovakia's economy. It produces more cars per capita than anywhere else in the world. Over one million rolled off factory floors...

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2016-02-27 Slovakia

Slovakia: Anti-Muslim rhetoric ahead of elections (part 1)

In Slovakia, the ruling Smer party of Robert Fico has been trying to reinforce borders and keep migrants out. The Prime Minister has lodged a legal complaint against the EU over...

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