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Latest update : 2018-01-30

Corina Cretu: Binding Europe together with ring roads, museums and much more

Our guest is a European Commissioner who’s got a lot of money at her fingertips – around one third of the entire EU budget, in fact. For the current budget period, that means €350 billion to help fund such essential and not always glamorous items as a ring road in Bulgaria, broadband internet in Scotland, or indeed a new museum in a gritty part of northern France.

Corina Cretu is in charge of the EU's Regional and Cohesion Policy - something she’s described as "an essential element translating the solidarity that binds Europe together".

As the Cohesion Policy budget is renegotiated for the next budget period, FRANCE 24’s European Affairs Editor Catherine Nicholson asks her where the EU’s priorities lie.

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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