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Latest update : 2017-09-25

Catalonia independence vote: Tensions rise between Barcelona and Madrid

This year, there’s been a new push for independence in Catalonia where the regional government has called a referendum. Madrid has once again – and in the strongest terms possible – declared that any such vote would be illegal, however. So where does Catalonia go from here? And how much backing is there for independence among the region’s 7. 5-million strong population?

A programme presented by Catherine Nicholson

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Laura Burloux

By Catherine NICHOLSON

Our guests

Ernest Urtasun

Spanish MP at the European Parliament, Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds

Jordi Solé

Spanish MP at the European Parliament, Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds

Mark Demesmaeker

Belgian MP at the European Parliament, Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie

Santiago Fisas Ayxelá

Spanish MP at the European Parliament, Partido Popular

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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