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Latest update : 2017-12-11

Readying the eurozone for future storms: EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis

Picture a house – built by different teams of workers, over several decades, and only partially finished when a powerful storm strikes. The walls and roof need reinforcing quickly to withstand the bad weather – but what do you do when the storm has passed? That’s the metaphor European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker used to paint a picture of the eurozone as it traversed the global financial crisis, and the decade of instability that ensued.

The current European Commissioner in charge of the euro was in the eye of the storm as prime minister of his home country, Latvia, during that time. Valdis Dombrovskis tells Catherine Nicholson what refurbishments and reinforcements the Commission is now planning in order to guard against future financial doldrums, particularly amid political uncertainty in Germany, and with Brexit looming large.

Produced by Isabelle Romero, Anais Guerard and Roxane Runel.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2018-06-18 Catherine NICHOLSON

EU ombudsman: 'Just raising an issue can be sufficient to change things'

This week, we're talking about something we all like to indulge in sometimes: complaints. The European Union is the focus of literally thousands of official ones every year....

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2018-06-18 Armen GEORGIAN

Trouble in the eurozone: New Italian government puts pressure on establishment

Italy's new government has vowed to spend on the poor and also finance tax cuts. Those spending plans have the eurozone establishment worried. Will Rome blow up the budget...

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2018-06-11 Armen GEORGIAN

EU, UN team up to empower women

Talking Europe brings you a special edition from the European Development Days, featuring the head of UN Women and the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and...

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2018-06-11 Armen GEORGIAN

Oxfam chief: 'Violence against women cuts across rich and poor countries'

Talking Europe brings you a special edition from the European Development Days, sometimes called "the Davos of Development." Since its launch in 2006, the event has established...

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2018-06-04 Catherine NICHOLSON

Macedonia's defence minister on EU and NATO membership hopes

It's not a question many of us have ever had to ask ourselves: does my country have the right name? And how would I feel if someone changed it? But it's a question that's being...

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