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TALKING EUROPE

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 : 2018-01-15

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 chief-of-staff to EU Commission President Jacques Delors, and was at the eye of the Eurosceptic storm as Britain’s The Sun newspaper published its notorious "Up Yours Delors" front page in 1990. More recently he served as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Pascal Lamy tells FRANCE 24 what he makes of the UK’s departure from the EU; what kind of trade deal could be possible; and what it would mean for the UK to have a "no deal Brexit" and fall back on WTO rules. We also discuss the impact of Germany’s political uncertainty on Europe, and ask why France is bidding to host the 2025 World Expo.

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Roxane Runel

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2018-02-03 agriculture

A fair deal for farmers: How to make agriculture pay in 2018 & beyond? (part 1)

Rolling green fields, happy animals and rosy-cheeked fruit-pickers: that's the classic storybook image of farming that many of us grow up with, but the reality is often far from...

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2017-11-26 European Union

Europeans and their food: World-beaters in tradition and traceability?

This month, Talking Europe takes a closer look at just what goes into European food – and asks whether Europe’s tight regulations are working, given the Fipronil egg scandal, as...

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2018-02-10 Slovakia

Slovakia's Europe minister on Bratislava's place in the EU and migrant quotas

This year marks 25 years since one of the countries right at the heart of Europe split in two. This was no civil war, but an event dubbed "The Velvet Revolution", which separated...

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2018-02-10 European Parliament

Equally European: Protecting the EU's minorities

Europe is a patchwork of cultures and people. But there's concern here at the European Parliament that the EU's ethnic minorities and minority languages have been somewhat...

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2018-02-03 Common Agricultural Policy

A fair deal for farmers: How to make agriculture pay in 2018 & beyond? (part 2)

Rolling green fields, happy animals and rosy-cheeked fruit-pickers: that's the classic storybook image of farming that many of us grow up with, but the reality is often far from...

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