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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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Hilde VAUTMANS

Belgian MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

Bart STAES

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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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