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Latest update : 2017-09-11

East vs West? Lifting Europe's 'new iron curtain'

"All for one and one for all" - the famous motto of the Musketeers was supposed to apply to the 28 countries that make up the European Union too. But in recent months some major cracks have been opening up between East and West: with Hungary and Slovakia losing a legal bid to ignore EU migrant quotas; and French President Emmanuel Macron vowing to tackle abuse of the "posted workers" scheme, to cite just two examples. Some commentators are even referring to a "new iron curtain".

On this edition of Talking Europe, we're peering into some of these cracks between Eastern and Western Europe, and asking whether they can be glued back together again.

A programme presented by Catherine Nicholson

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Laura Burloux

By Catherine NICHOLSON

Our guests

Jean ARTHUIS

French MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

Jacek SARYUSZ-WOLSKI

Polish MEP, Non-attached members

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2017-11-19 Russia

Ukraine's deputy PM on Kiev's EU ambitions, corruption and Russian influence

Four years ago almost to the day, Ukrainians seeking closer ties with the European Union began gathering in Kiev. By February 2014, the so-called "EuroMaidan" protests would...

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2017-11-19 European Union

A journalist murdered: Europe's media freedom under threat

She was a tenacious investigative journalist, uncovering corruption at the highest levels. In mid-October, Maltese reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered, prompting an...

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2017-11-11 Brexit

'It seems very difficult for London to come to terms with the reality of Brexit'

How much should the UK pay to leave the European Union? Does the current turbulence in Westminster undermine French confidence in the Brexit negotiations? Should the EU intervene...

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2017-11-11 COP23

Can Europe meet its climate commitments?

It's almost two years since the historic Paris Agreement on limiting global warming was signed. Now, at the COP23 summit in Bonn from November 6 to 17, the world is waiting to...

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2017-11-04 European Union

Exclusive: Nick Clegg explains how to stop Brexit

Former British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg wants to stop Brexit – and he thinks he knows how to do it. In an interview with FRANCE 24's European affairs editor Catherine...

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