Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Maduro: Let them eat steak

Read more

THE DEBATE

Syria: Russia and Israel seek to avoid spiral over plane downing

Read more

FOCUS

Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

Read more

ENCORE!

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer still fighting... for his life

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Should supermodels' catwalk strut be protected by copyright?

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Child development: Inside a child's incredible brain

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US hits China with trade tariffs on $200bn of goods

Read more

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 : 2016-05-30

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin: ‘Ukraine is existential for the European project’

This week, our guest is Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. After more than two years of fighting and at least 9,000 deaths, Ukraine's east is still not at peace. In April, the government underwent an overhaul and a new prime minister who is a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko took office. The change in leadership came after governing parties simply walked out, accusing both the president and former prime minister of corruption.

The new government has only been in office for a few weeks, but the IMF, which is currently holding off on a $1.7 billion bailout payment, is already saying that it is seeing encouraging signs of change.

In the latest round of talks aimed at resolving the conflict in the east, however, there is little to report. Kiev and Moscow continue to point the finger of blame at each other. But what does it mean if relations between Ukraine and Russia don’t improve? Why isn’t the Minsk agreement moving forward, and how crucial is the bailout payment for Ukrainians?

Presented by: Eve Irvine

Produced by: Isabelle Romero and Mathilde Bénézet
 

By Eve IRVINE

Archives

2018-09-17 Talking Europe

Former German diplomat Joachim Bitterlich: 'We cannot accept any extremism'

A former German diplomat and advisor to Helmut Kohl, Joachim Bitterlich is now an advisor to the Austrian presidency of the EU and professor at the ESCP business school in Paris....

Read more

2018-09-17 Talking Europe

The State of the Union: Is the EU steering down the right path?

"Making our imperfect union ever more perfect": that was the stated aim of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as he delivered his final State of the Union address...

Read more

2018-09-10 Talking Europe

Guy Verhofstadt: 'We will not change EU rules just because Britain is leaving'

No deal? No way! So says Guy Verhofstadt, a former prime minister of Belgium, and the man who heads up the EU Parliament's Brexit steering group. Verhofstadt tells FRANCE 24 why...

Read more

2018-09-10 Talking Europe

Brexit 'no-deal' scenario: How likely - and what if?

There are just a few weeks to go until the crunch EU summit where the UK government and the European Commission are supposed to unveil their final Brexit deal. But whispers have...

Read more

2018-08-31 Talking Europe

Finnish president talks Trump, Russia and NATO with FRANCE 24

As French President Emmanuel Macron visited Finland this week ahead of European elections in 2019, Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö granted an interview to FRANCE 24. He...

Read more