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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 : 2017-05-10

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. Brussels hosts the European Parliament and Commission - how does this affect the everyday lives of Belgians? How do European diplomats and Brussels locals coexist? We went to find out.

We embark on a guided tour of Belgium, a small and prosperous territory, in the company of locals and lawmakers. Belgian MEP Hilde Vautmans (ADLE) shows us around Brussels’s downtown district as well as her home region of Sint-Truiden.

Accompanied by Bart Staes, MEP for the Greens, we also discover an organic dairy farm in the town of Gooik.

A show presented by Luke Brown
Camera: Stephane Bodenne and Johan Bodin
Video Editing: Joël Procope
Sound: Colin Idier

By Luke BROWN

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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

Hungary under Viktor Orban

The River Danube isn’t the only thing that links Hungary and Slovakia. Both countries share a common history – as part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, as members of the Cold-War...

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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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