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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 : 2016-05-30

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin: ‘Ukraine is existential for the European project’

This week, our guest is Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. After more than two years of fighting and at least 9,000 deaths, Ukraine's east is still not at peace. In April, the government underwent an overhaul and a new prime minister who is a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko took office. The change in leadership came after governing parties simply walked out, accusing both the president and former prime minister of corruption.

The new government has only been in office for a few weeks, but the IMF, which is currently holding off on a $1.7 billion bailout payment, is already saying that it is seeing encouraging signs of change.

In the latest round of talks aimed at resolving the conflict in the east, however, there is little to report. Kiev and Moscow continue to point the finger of blame at each other. But what does it mean if relations between Ukraine and Russia don’t improve? Why isn’t the Minsk agreement moving forward, and how crucial is the bailout payment for Ukrainians?

Presented by: Eve Irvine

Produced by: Isabelle Romero and Mathilde Bénézet
 

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2018-02-17 Cyprus

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We stand a chance' of reunifying Cyprus

Forty-four years on from the Turkish military invasion that left Cyprus split in two, and two weeks after the election that could relaunch peace talks, we meet the chief...

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2018-02-17 NATO

Towards a European army? The future of defence for the EU

"Europeans must take greater responsibility for their security". Those are the words not of Donald Trump, but of the European Union’s heads of state and government themselves, in...

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2018-02-03 agriculture

A fair deal for farmers: How to make agriculture pay in 2018 & beyond? (part 1)

Rolling green fields, happy animals and rosy-cheeked fruit-pickers: that's the classic storybook image of farming that many of us grow up with, but the reality is often far from...

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2017-11-26 European Union

Europeans and their food: World-beaters in tradition and traceability?

This month, Talking Europe takes a closer look at just what goes into European food – and asks whether Europe’s tight regulations are working, given the Fipronil egg scandal, as...

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2018-02-10 Slovakia

Slovakia's Europe minister on Bratislava's place in the EU and migrant quotas

This year marks 25 years since one of the countries right at the heart of Europe split in two. This was no civil war, but an event dubbed "The Velvet Revolution", which separated...

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