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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 : 2017-04-10

Robots: The workers of tomorrow?

The European Parliament is taking an interest in robots. The workers of the future are already among us and MEPs want to legislate on them as soon as possible. Some of the questions that need to be answered include: What is the legal personality of a robot? And in the event of an accident or another type of failure, who is responsible; the manufacturer, the programmer, the user or the robot itself?

Members of the European Parliament also advocate the introduction of a so-called robot tax to mitigate the social consequences of an increased reliance on robots.

Presented by Eve Irvine.

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Sadia Mandjo.
 

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Mady Delvaux

Luxembourguese MEP, Socialists and Democrats

Patrick Scharwarzkopf

Director of Eunited Robotics

Kaja Kallas

Estonian MEP, Liberals and Democrats

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2017-10-14 tax evasion

Internet giants: Too big to be taxed?

In Europe, Internet giants are taking advantage of the patchwork of different tax arrangements that exist to pocket large sums of money for themselves - leaving the taxman...

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2017-10-14 Europe

EU’s Karl-Heinz Lambertz: ‘Empowering regions and cities very important for Europe’s future’

The head of the European Union’s Committee of the Regions defends the idea of strengthening the bloc’s regions and cities, and denies that its regional policy and funding have...

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2017-07-10 Brexit

What next on Brexit? EU parliament says progress 'not sufficient'

It's the biggest earthquake to shake the European Union and progress on the UK's exit from the bloc is not up to scratch. That was the message sent by MEPs who recently backed a...

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2017-10-07 Catalonia

Spain's FM says Catalan claims of violence exaggerated

Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis has spoken to FRANCE 24 as the ongoing crisis over Catalonia's push for independence shows little sign of abating.

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2017-09-20 referendum

'The door is open for dialogue with Madrid,' says Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont is president of Spain’s Catalonia region. As national authorities crack down on the region’s preparations for an October 1 independence referendum that Madrid...

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