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Latest update : 2017-09-11

East vs West? Lifting Europe's 'new iron curtain'

"All for one and one for all" - the famous motto of the Musketeers was supposed to apply to the 28 countries that make up the European Union too. But in recent months some major cracks have been opening up between East and West: with Hungary and Slovakia losing a legal bid to ignore EU migrant quotas; and French President Emmanuel Macron vowing to tackle abuse of the "posted workers" scheme, to cite just two examples. Some commentators are even referring to a "new iron curtain".

On this edition of Talking Europe, we're peering into some of these cracks between Eastern and Western Europe, and asking whether they can be glued back together again.

A programme presented by Catherine Nicholson

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Laura Burloux

By Catherine NICHOLSON

Our guests

Jean ARTHUIS

French MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

Jacek SARYUSZ-WOLSKI

Polish MEP, Non-attached members

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2018-10-22 Talking Europe

'EU parliament vote will determine heart and soul of Europe for years to come'

With a matter of months to go until European citizens elect their next parliament, there’s already jockeying for position in the race for one job in particular. Once again in...

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2018-10-22 Talking Europe

Have your fish and eat it: Can British fishing fleets net a Brexit bonus?

This week we're turning our attention under the sea. French and British fishing boats recently faced off in the English Channel over who had the right to fish for scallops. That...

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2018-10-15 Talking Europe

Spain's Europe minister rules out new Catalan independence referendum

Spain's European Affairs Minister, Luis Marco Aguiriano, says there will be no new regional referendum on independence for Catalonia. "If there is a referendum aimed at changing...

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2018-10-15 Talking Europe

Hungary's Orban: What consequences of symbolic EU vote?

In an unprecedented step, EU lawmakers recently voted to take action against Hungary's government for undermining fundamental EU values. Brussels accuses Budapest of breaking the...

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2018-10-08 Talking Europe

France's Europe minister: 'Chequers plan would threaten functioning of EU'

France's European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau says British Prime Minister Theresa May must change the UK's draft Withdrawal Agreement, as "the Chequers proposal would...

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