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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 : 2018-01-15

Former WTO head Lamy: 'Brexit is like trying to get an egg out of an omelette'

He says Brexit is like "trying to get an egg out of an omelette" and a "stupid mistake". Our guest Pascal Lamy knows the issues involved better than most – he served as chief-of-staff to EU Commission President Jacques Delors, and was at the eye of the Eurosceptic storm as Britain’s The Sun newspaper published its notorious "Up Yours Delors" front page in 1990. More recently he served as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Pascal Lamy tells FRANCE 24 what he makes of the UK’s departure from the EU; what kind of trade deal could be possible; and what it would mean for the UK to have a "no deal Brexit" and fall back on WTO rules. We also discuss the impact of Germany’s political uncertainty on Europe, and ask why France is bidding to host the 2025 World Expo.

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Roxane Runel

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2018-11-12 Talking Europe

'Populism easily turns into the promotion of radical nationalism'

Andreï Kurkov is a Ukrainian writer whose work has been translated into more than 30 languages. Best known for his novel "Death and the Penguin", he spoke to FRANCE 24 about...

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2018-11-12 Talking Europe

Italy vs EU: Budget showdown between Rome and Brussels

Most of us will have memories of our parents telling us to learn the value of money – not spending all our cash as soon as we get it, and always having something in the piggy...

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2018-11-05 Talking Europe

Alexander Stubb: 'Don't blame EU voters for seeking populists'

Our interviewee of the week is a marathon-man politician, a real-life sports fanatic who's now got his eyes on one of the biggest jobs in Europe. Alexander Stubb is a former...

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2018-11-05 Talking Europe

Dirty cash: Can the EU clean up its money-laundering problem?

A flurry of revelations about EU banks being used to launder dirty cash have sullied the bloc's financial reputation in recent weeks and months. The biggest of the recent...

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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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