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TALKING EUROPE

Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2017-03-13

Where does the European Parliament's money go?

The European Parliament has an annual budget of €1.7 billion. In total, over 7,500 people work there, on a full- or part-time basis, including of course the EU's 751 MEPs. All together, those MEPs cost EU taxpayers an annual total of €224 million in salaries and costs. In this debate we take a closer look at the costs, in particular the allowances, of MEPs.

The EU anti-fraud agency OLAF has accused a number MEPs, including French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, of misusing parliamentary funds and ordered them to repay hundreds of thousands of euros. For her part, Le Pen is crying foul, calling it a politically motivated attack.

A programme presented by Eve Irvine
Produced by Isabelle Romero and Anais Guérard

By Eve IRVINE

Our guests

Ingeborg GRÄSSLE

German MEP, CDU (European People’s Party)

James CARVER

British MEP, UKIP (Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy)

Ulrike LUNACEK

Austrian MEP, The Greens

Bruno GOLLNISCH

French MEP, National Front

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2017-12-11 eurozone

Readying the eurozone for future storms: EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis

Picture a house – built by different teams of workers, over several decades, and only partially finished when a powerful storm strikes. The walls and roof need reinforcing...

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2017-12-11 European Parliament

Russian influence, reforms, corruption: Challenges for Europe's Eastern partners

You’re probably well aware that Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine aren't EU member states. They are, however, part of what's known as the Eastern...

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2017-12-02 European Union

Does Europe have a #MeToo problem?

Europe’s Gender Equality commissioner Vera Jourova speaks to FRANCE 24’s European Affairs Editor Catherine Nicholson about the movement that’s come to be known by its hashtag:...

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2017-12-02 European Union

Africa and Europe: ‘A renewed partnership’ with the world’s youngest continent

Africa and Europe have long-running and complicated ties. A major summit in Abidjan brought together leading voices from both continents, with the aim of finding “a renewed...

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2017-11-26 European Union

Food safety around the world: Risks and advantages of America’s intensive food production model

In part two of this month’s show, we travel to New York to find out more about American food. In the nation of fast food and factory farms, how much do consumers know and care...

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