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Living with the 'new normal': How govts need to innovate in the fight against terrorism

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Putin 'gets the tsar treatment' as he meets Macron in Versailles

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Cannes 2017: 'The Square', Sofia Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix take top prizes

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The highs and lows of Cannes for the critics

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Remembering our friend and colleague Jean-Karim Fall

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Bad diplomacy, brawls & bromance

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Cannes 2017: Pitch Perfect's Brittany Snow becomes an urban warrior

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Trump wraps up world tour at G7 summit in Italy (part 1)

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EUROPE NOW

We take you to the 28 EU member states for a series of exclusive reports and interviews with local MEPs. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2017-03-03

The Netherlands, a forward-looking society (part 2)

In this second part of the show we focus on social issues. The Netherlands is often seen as one of the most liberal countries in the world. On the legalisation of soft drugs, prostitution or abortion, it has led the way. We bring you a report on a proposed new law which would broaden the right to euthanasia. We also report on Dutch electric trains which run on wind power. Finally, we visit the European Space Agency in The Hague with MEP Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen.

A programme presented by Eve Irvine

Reports by Luke Brown, Johan Bodin

Camera operators: Stephane Bodenne, Johan Bodin

Editing: Florian Fernandez, Aude Gourrichon

By Eve IRVINE

Our guests

Cora van NIEUWENHUIZEN

MEP, VVD (centre-right party)

Paul TANG

MEP, PVDA (Labour party)

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2017-05-06 Belgium

How is Belgium coping, one year after the Brussels attacks?

More than a year after the Brussels terror attacks, Belgian Socialist MEP Maria Arena takes us to a theatre in Charleroi, Wallonia, to talk about terrorism through the play...

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2017-05-06 Belgium

Belgium, at ease at the heart of the EU?

Belgium, with its 11 million inhabitants, is a founding member of the EU. During these times of insularity, the country has become a focal point for the European project....

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2017-03-25 Beppe Grillo

Italy challenged by populism

The eurozone's third-largest economy, Italy is struggling with high unemployment and towering debt. One political party, the Five Star Movement, blames a lot of the country's...

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2017-03-25 European Union

60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome: What's to celebrate?

60 years ago, on March 25 1957, the leaders of six countries sat down in Rome to sign the treaty which established the European Economic Community, the basis of the EU today. Six...

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