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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.

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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?

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Produced by: Isabelle Romero 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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