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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 : 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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2018-05-19 European Commission

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn: 'Either we export stability, or we import instability'

You might think the EU had enough to keep itself occupied with its own 28 member states. But the bloc also keeps a close eye on its nearest neighbours: North Africa, the Middle...

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2018-05-19 Hungary

From Italy to Cyprus via Hungary: A look back at key events in Europe

This week we're taking stock of the first half of the year in Europe. Already we've seen anti-system parties take power in Italy, Hungary's prime minister consolidate his grip on...

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2018-05-12 European Union

Guillaume Klossa on Europe's European Week

This has been a particularly European week for Europe. Wednesday marked the 68th anniversary of the very first moves towards a united Europe by Robert Schuman. On Thursday,...

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2018-05-12 referendum

Abortion laws: Time to liberalise? Irish referendum sparks debate around Europe

On May 25, Irish citizens will vote in a highly emotional referendum - one that could liberalise the right to abortion by repealing the Irish constitution's eighth amendment....

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2018-05-05 European Parliament

On a mission to 'Make Social Democracy Great Again': Top MEP Udo Bullmann

It's a tumultuous time for social democracy in Europe. In France, Germany and Italy, the traditional centre-left parties have been struggling in national elections, as populist...

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