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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

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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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2017-06-03 European Union

UK holds crucial election, one year after Brexit (part 1)

One year on from the EU referendum, this month’s Europe Now show heads to London to look at the impact Brexit is having on the June 8 general election. Prime Minister Theresa May...

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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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