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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 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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Sophia in 't VELD

MEP, D66 (Liberal party)

Cora van NIEUWENHUIZEN

MEP, VVD (centre-right party)

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2017-12-22 Spain

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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2017-12-22 Spain

To split or not to split? Where next for Spain and Catalonia? (Part 2)

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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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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