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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

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Cora van NIEUWENHUIZEN

MEP, VVD (centre-right party)

Paul TANG

MEP, PVDA (Labour party)

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2017-09-29 European Union

Austria: Far right knocks on the doors of power (part 2)

For this episode of Europe Now, our Europe editor Catherine Nicholson digs deeper into the hot topics of the moment in the EU's two German-speaking member states.

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2017-09-29 European Union

Germany: Far-right knocks on the doors of power (part 1)

For this episode of Europe Now, our Europe Editor Catherine Nicholson digs deeper into the hot topics of the moment in Europe's two German-speaking member states.

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2017-07-21 Netherlands

A year of crucial elections in Europe

We take a look back at elections in some of the EU's biggest countries. Back in March, the Netherlands got the ball rolling with its parliamentary polls. The party of Dutch Prime...

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2017-07-21 migrants

One year after Brexit, where is the EU headed?

This week we're taking a look back at some of the more defining moments of the year so far. It's now been 12 months since the UK voted to leave the EU. Brexit negotiations have...

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2017-06-03 European Union

UK holds crucial election, one year after Brexit (part 2)

In this second part of Europe Now, we leave the pro-Remain capital and head to the north of the country, to Yorkshire, where the Leave vote was victorious. Our guest is Richard...

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