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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 : 2018-04-02

Bursting the Brussels bubble: Transparency in the EU under fire

Whether you’re a Europhile or a Eurosceptic, you’ll probably have heard the same criticisms of Europe: that it's too bound up with bureaucracy; a Brussels bubble with supposedly unelected officials calling the shots for half a billion people. Recently, the sceptics got some new ammunition - in the shape of the lightning-fast promotion of a lifelong civil servant called Martin Selmayr to one of the most powerful jobs in the EU.

On today's programme we’ll be finding out why so many lawmakers at the European Parliament are up in arms about this case, but also asking whether the critics might not have a point – and if European institutions across the board might not have some work to do... to make their work more transparent for ordinary citizens.

A programme presented by Catherine Nicholson

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Roxane Runel

By Catherine NICHOLSON

Our guests

Indrek TARAND

Estonian MEP, The Greens

Arndt KOHN

German MEP, Socialists and Democrats

Frank ENGEL

Luxembourgish MEP, European People's Party

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2018-06-18 Catherine NICHOLSON

EU ombudsman: 'Just raising an issue can be sufficient to change things'

This week, we're talking about something we all like to indulge in sometimes: complaints. The European Union is the focus of literally thousands of official ones every year....

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2018-06-18 Armen GEORGIAN

Trouble in the eurozone: New Italian government puts pressure on establishment

Italy's new government has vowed to spend on the poor and also finance tax cuts. Those spending plans have the eurozone establishment worried. Will Rome blow up the budget...

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2018-06-11 Armen GEORGIAN

EU, UN team up to empower women

Talking Europe brings you a special edition from the European Development Days, featuring the head of UN Women and the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and...

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2018-06-11 Armen GEORGIAN

Oxfam chief: 'Violence against women cuts across rich and poor countries'

Talking Europe brings you a special edition from the European Development Days, sometimes called "the Davos of Development." Since its launch in 2006, the event has established...

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2018-06-04 Catherine NICHOLSON

Macedonia's defence minister on EU and NATO membership hopes

It's not a question many of us have ever had to ask ourselves: does my country have the right name? And how would I feel if someone changed it? But it's a question that's being...

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