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A drug in Mayotte turning people into zombies; and the violent expulsion of a waterside community in Lagos

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We take you to the 28 EU member states for a series of exclusive reports and interviews with local MEPs. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2014-07-02

The Swedish model: An example for Europe? (Part 2)

In September 2013, Sweden became the first European country to offer permanent residency to any Syrian who manages to arrive in Sweden, taking in an average of 500 refugees per week. Liberal MEP Cecilia Wikström tells us why this generous asylum policy must be sustained and takes us on a tour of the university town of Uppsala where she served as Lutheran priest prior to embracing a political career. We also find out why Swedes chose to send a feminist MEP to the European Parliament.

By Christophe ROBEET

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2017-03-25 Beppe Grillo

Italy challenged by populism

The eurozone's third-largest economy, Italy is struggling with high unemployment and towering debt. One political party, the Five Star Movement, blames a lot of the country's...

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2017-03-25 European Union

60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome: What's to celebrate?

60 years ago, on March 25 1957, the leaders of six countries sat down in Rome to sign the treaty which established the European Economic Community, the basis of the EU today. Six...

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2017-02-25 Netherlands

The Netherlands, a forward-looking society (part 2)

In this second part of the show we focus on social issues. The Netherlands is often seen as one of the most liberal countries in the world. On the legalisation of soft drugs,...

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2017-02-28 Netherlands

The Netherlands braces for crunch elections (part 1)

The Netherlands is gearing up for general elections on March 15. This time the vote is seen as something of a litmus test for the rest of the EU. Geert Wilders, the leader of the...

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2017-01-28 Bulgaria

Destination Bulgaria: Looking east? (part 2)

Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev joins us to speak to young people. We visit a call centre, TELUS International Europe, and Sofia's History Museum (pictured), with the aim of...

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