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David McAllister: 'EU involvement in Catalonia could set a precedent'

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Glyphosate: Should the EU re-authorise the weedkiller chemical?

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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 : 2017-09-25

Catalonia independence vote: Tensions rise between Barcelona and Madrid

This year, there’s been a new push for independence in Catalonia where the regional government has called a referendum. Madrid has once again – and in the strongest terms possible – declared that any such vote would be illegal, however. So where does Catalonia go from here? And how much backing is there for independence among the region’s 7. 5-million strong population?

A programme presented by Catherine Nicholson

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Laura Burloux

By Catherine NICHOLSON

Our guests

Jordi Solé

Spanish MP at the European Parliament, Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds

Ernest Urtasun

Spanish MP at the European Parliament, Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds

Santiago Fisas Ayxelá

Spanish MP at the European Parliament, Partido Popular

Mark Demesmaeker

Belgian MP at the European Parliament, Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie

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2017-10-21 Mariano Rajoy

David McAllister: 'EU involvement in Catalonia could set a precedent'

Talking Europe hosts German MEP David McAllister, the head of the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee. As well as emphasising the EU’s principle of not intervening in...

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2017-10-21 food safety

Glyphosate: Should the EU re-authorise the weedkiller chemical?

The EU is about to decide whether to re-license glyphosate for 10 years. The chemical is found in pesticides and has been linked to cancer, but it was controversially declared...

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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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