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Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela

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'A #MeToo leader made deal with her own accuser'

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Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

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Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara: ‘Dinosaurs were the last great champions’

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Alan Turing's nephew: ‘A Shakespearean tragedy surrounded his life’

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Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election results in court

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New US sanctions on Iran: Trump ups pressure after exiting nuclear deal

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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 : 2018-01-23

Did the WannaCry cyber attack make you... want to cry?

Has your life been disrupted by online scammers and fraudsters? Is your trust in conventional news broken amid an increasingly unnavigable landscape of "fake news"? The digital age has brought risks as well as opportunities – and it seems we might not be as well equipped to combat them as we think. This week, we ask a trio of expert MEPs how they think these dangers can be fought – and whether a new €1 million boost to countering disinformation can solve the problem of fake news.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

Our guests

Urmas PAET

Former Estonian Foreign Minister; MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

Michał BONI

Former Polish minister for digitisation; MEP, European People's Party

Tanja FAJON

Former Slovenian journalist; MEP; Vice-chair of the Socialists and Democrats group

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2018-07-30 Catherine NICHOLSON

What’s the future of forests in Corsica?

Wildfires that take lives, destroy ecosystems, and damage vast swathes of property and land have once again come to Europe's Mediterranean edge in the summer of 2018. In 2017,...

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2018-07-30 Catherine NICHOLSON

What's the future of forests in Sweden?

Recent forest fires in Sweden’s normally cool and damp lands have sparked alarm and brought new attention to the climate change that scientists say will make wildfires an...

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2018-07-23 Catherine NICHOLSON

'No evidence that refugee flows per se have brought insecurity', UNHCR says

We're now three years on from the peak of the crisis in Europe over an unprecedented influx of people seeking a new life in the EU. The numbers of arrivals are drastically down,...

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2018-07-23 Catherine NICHOLSON

Train tickets for young people: Building a new Europe, or simply free holidays?

Summer is here in Europe, and as thoughts turn to holidays and getaways, some 15,000 18-year-olds from all around the EU are getting some good news: they've been picked to...

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2018-07-16 Catherine NICHOLSON

Eurogroup chief Centeno: 'We need to put an end to what seems to be a trade war in the making'

This summer, there's big economic news for Europe: Greece is formally exiting its bailout programme, the ongoing trade war between the EU and the US, and plans to overhaul the...

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