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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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2015-06-27 European Union

Croatia: The new kids of the bloc (part 2)

In the second part of the show, we meet 25-year-old mother and lawyer Karla Ressler in the capital Zagreb. She’s an activist for the main conservative party and we find out how...

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2015-06-27 European Union

Croatia: The new kids of the bloc (part 1)

We're in Croatia for the first show of our new season to find out what young people have to say about the European Union. We meet Franco-Croatian Adrian Radovic, a patisserie...

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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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