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Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2016-04-18

Crops and cancer: Should the EU ban the world's most popular weed killer?

Originally used to descale pipes, the world's most popular weed killer is now said to be part of our daily bread... Its’ residue is part of our environment and increasingly also in our bodies...Glyphosate is dividing scientists across the globe. Some, including experts at the World Health Organization (WHO), fear that it could be carcinogenic, but the European Food Safety Authority insists it is safe.

The current licence for the use of this pesticide is about to expire and MEPs say it's time to stop using it altogether.

So, how should we view glyphosate: Is it a useful weed killer that help our crops grow and flourish or is it in fact a very dangerous carcinogen? And what about the other herbicides and pesticides we regularly use?

Presented by: Eve Irvine

Produced by: Charlotte Prudhomme and Mathilde Bénézet
 

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2018-06-18 Catherine NICHOLSON

EU ombudsman: 'Just raising an issue can be sufficient to change things'

This week, we're talking about something we all like to indulge in sometimes: complaints. The European Union is the focus of literally thousands of official ones every year....

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2018-06-18 Armen GEORGIAN

Trouble in the eurozone: New Italian government puts pressure on establishment

Italy's new government has vowed to spend on the poor and also finance tax cuts. Those spending plans have the eurozone establishment worried. Will Rome blow up the budget...

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2018-06-11 Armen GEORGIAN

EU, UN team up to empower women

Talking Europe brings you a special edition from the European Development Days, featuring the head of UN Women and the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and...

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2018-06-11 Armen GEORGIAN

Oxfam chief: 'Violence against women cuts across rich and poor countries'

Talking Europe brings you a special edition from the European Development Days, sometimes called "the Davos of Development." Since its launch in 2006, the event has established...

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2018-06-04 Catherine NICHOLSON

Macedonia's defence minister on EU and NATO membership hopes

It's not a question many of us have ever had to ask ourselves: does my country have the right name? And how would I feel if someone changed it? But it's a question that's being...

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