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Davos 2017: Businesses ready to seize new opportunities

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French papers: A small slap for Valls, a major PR blow for his campaign

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Theresa May: 'It's my way or the highway'

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Nigerian air force mistakenly bombs refugee camp, at least 50 dead

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Brexit Means Hard Brexit

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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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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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