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Shaking up the workplace: How employers face the challenge of automation

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TALKING EUROPE

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 : 2018-06-25

A new stance on immigration? Europe's latest tussle over migrants

It's been three years since the number of people seeking to enter the EU hit a major spike. 2015 was the year that Germany took in more than a million people, fences were put up in certain parts of the continent and the Schengen free movement agreement was partially suspended. Three years on, the case of a charity rescue ship in the Mediterranean, the Aquarius, has thrown a new spotlight on the fact that Europe still hasn’t come up with a coherent continent-wide answer on migration.

Italy refused to let the Aquarius dock at its ports, saying it was full; France’s President Emmanuel Macron got into a war of words with the Italian prime minister; meanwhile Angela Merkel has been plunged into a crisis with her government partner party the CSU over migration policy. Can Europe get it together on migration?

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Roxane Runel

By Catherine NICHOLSON

Our guests

Isabelle THOMAS

French MEP, Génération.s (S&D group)

Tiziana BEGHIN

Italian MEP, 5-Star Movement (EFDD group)

Godelieve QUISTHOUDT-ROWOHL

German MEP, CDU (EPP group)

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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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