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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 braces for crunch elections (part 1)

The Netherlands is gearing up for general elections on March 15. This time the vote is seen as something of a litmus test for the rest of the EU. Geert Wilders, the leader of the far-right PVV, the Party for Freedom, has been leading the polls and has promised to put Dutch membership of the EU to a vote if he becomes the next prime minister. We take a closer look at the PVV. We also meet the Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, who was born in Morocco and has run the city since 2009.

For more on these issues, we speak to Sophie in 't Velt, a Dutch MEP from the liberal D66 party, as well as Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, MEP from the centre-right VVD party.

A programme presented by Eve Irvine

Reports by Luke Brown

Camera Editing: Stephane Bodenne, Johan Bodin

Editing: Gilles Terrier, Aude Gourrichon

By Eve IRVINE

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2018-05-28 Catherine NICHOLSON

Slovakia rocked by murder of investigative journalist

In 2018, Hungary and Slovakia have both been under scrutiny over their behaviour as European member states. Both countries are facing European sanctions for refusing to...

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2018-05-28 Catherine NICHOLSON

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2018-03-05 Catherine NICHOLSON

Reunifying Cyprus: Hopes and fears, 44 years on (part 2)

Barbed wire, checkpoints, abandoned buildings and military bases: all of these are common sights in Cyprus - a country that remains split in two, 44 years after the Turkish...

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2018-03-05 Catherine NICHOLSON

Reunifying Cyprus: Hopes and fears, 44 years on (part 1)

Barbed wire, checkpoints, abandoned buildings and military bases: all of these are common sights in Cyprus - a country that remains split in two, 44 years after the Turkish...

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2017-12-23 Catherine NICHOLSON

To split or not to split? Where next for Spain and Catalonia? (Part 1)

It's the land of Dali, Gaudi, Pep Guardiola, tourism, industries, mountains, sea ports - and most recently, also very vocal and emotional separatist sentiment. Catalonia's...

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