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Latest update : 2017-01-09

Author David Van Reybrouck on why elections are outdated

Flemish author and poet David Van Reybrouck denounces the Western voting system in his book, "Against Elections". He says that in Europe we are suffering from democratic fatigue syndrome and warns that the EU could be over in less than a year. Instead of elections, he would like to see a lottery system: picking a random selection of citizens and getting them to help governments do their work. David Van Reybrouck explains his proposals to FRANCE 24.

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2017-07-21 France

French farming: New markets are fine but old standards are vital

After Albania, we look at how France is faring when it comes to its farming and how it works with other non-EU countries in that sector. France is the EU's agricultural...

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2017-07-21 Albania

Agriculture in Albania: Meeting EU standards

FRANCE 24 looks at how the EU is working with non-EU countries on developing their agricultural sectors. Albania gained EU accession status in 2014. It already receives a small...

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2017-07-15 Google

Margrethe Vestager: 'Google has to follow European rules'

It's another record-breaking ruling from the European Commission. Margrethe Vestager, the EU Commissioner for Competition, has fined US search giant Google 2.4 billion euros for...

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2017-07-15 tourism

Tourism in the EU: Imagining brand Europe

The recent terror attacks in London and the migration crisis could make this year a difficult season for tourism in Europe. France remains one of the most visited countries in...

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2017-07-08 Pierre Moscovici

Pierre Moscovici: 'France is capable of reforming itself'

Our special guest is Pierre Moscovici, the EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs. The former French finance minister believes that the economic reforms wanted by the...

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