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Christophe Robeet takes you to one of the 28 EU member states for a series of exclusive reports and interviews with local MEPs. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. The last Saturday of the month, at 12.10 pm Paris time.

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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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2014-05-03 Europe

Best of Europe Now (Part 1)

Christophe Robeet has been travelling across the EU to find out how Europeans are dealing with the current economic crisis. What he has seen is an increasingly divided continent...

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2014-06-28 European Union

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...

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2014-05-31 Ukraine

Poland celebrates 10 years in EU (part 1)

It's now ten years since Poland joined the EU. Over the past decade, the former Communist state has received more than €70 billion in EU funds, helping it modernise its economy...

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2014-05-31 shale gas fracking

Poland celebrates 10 years in EU (part 2)

Poland has vowed to reduce its dependence on Russian gas in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis. But how will Warsaw achieve this goal? Environmentalists fear the country will be...

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