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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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2018-01-13 European Union

Former WTO head Lamy: 'Brexit is like trying to get an egg out of an omelette'

He says Brexit is like "trying to get an egg out of an omelette" and a "stupid mistake". Our guest Pascal Lamy knows the issues involved better than most – he served as...

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2018-01-13 European Union

2018 begins: A happy new year for Europe?

For our first Talking Europe debate of 2018, we’re peering into our EU-regulation crystal ball, to give you some predictions for the year ahead on the continent. Joining us are...

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2017-12-22 space

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet: To the ISS and beyond

This time a year ago, Thomas Pesquet was orbiting planet Earth on board the International Space Station. As we round off 2017, France’s 10th astronaut joins FRANCE 24 for a look...

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2017-12-22 AfD

Talking Europe in 2017: Brexit, French elections and Catalonia separatism

In this special year-end edition of Talking Europe, we take a look back at some of the main movers and shakers of 2017: From the start of the Brexit process, to the French...

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2017-12-16 culture

Europe's 'soft power': EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics on European identity

Sport, culture, youth and education: the portfolio handled by EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics may sound like a lot of fun, but he says it's one of the most important policy...

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