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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 : 2018-06-18

EU ombudsman: 'Just raising an issue can be sufficient to change things'

This week, we're talking about something we all like to indulge in sometimes: complaints. The European Union is the focus of literally thousands of official ones every year. We're meeting the woman who deals with virtually every single one of them. Emily O'Reilly is the EU's ombudsman. She is a former journalist who hails from Ireland and who won awards for her reporting before delving into the world of the European institutions.

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Roxane Runel

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2018-09-24 Talking Europe

Austrian government spokesman: ‘Still possible to agree on Brexit deal before end of October’

What a few days it's been for Europe: Leaders of the EU's 28 member states came together in the historic Austrian city of Salzburg. Not for a fun spin on the Sound of Music tour,...

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2018-09-24 Talking Europe

Playing fair and paying fair: Copyright law gets an internet-age overhaul

This week, we talk about an issue that involves artists, pirates, the former Beatle Paul McCartney, a founding member of the Fugees and some of the best known and most highly...

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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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