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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 : 2018-01-30

Corina Cretu: Binding Europe together with ring roads, museums and much more

Our guest is a European Commissioner who’s got a lot of money at her fingertips – around one third of the entire EU budget, in fact.For the current budget period, that means €350 billion to help fund such essential and not always glamorous items as a ring road in Bulgaria, broadband internet in Scotland, or indeed a new museum in a gritty part of northern France.

Corina Cretu is in charge of the EU's Regional and Cohesion Policy - something she’s described as "an essential element translating the solidarity that binds Europe together".

As the Cohesion Policy budget is renegotiated for the next budget period, FRANCE 24’s European Affairs Editor Catherine Nicholson asks her where the EU’s priorities lie.

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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