Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

Saudi Arabia under pressure: Crown Prince defiant over Khashoggi disappearance

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Biking in Cuba, entrepreneurship in Burundi, and more

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: NOLA French Connection Brass Band, Yoko Ono & Neneh Cherry

Read more

FOCUS

US Supreme Court decision boosts anti-abortion activists in California

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Beginning of the end for 'Mutti'? State election reflects Merkel's unpopularity

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Spain's Europe minister rules out new Catalan independence referendum

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Hungary's Orban: What consequences of symbolic EU vote?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

South Sudan: How it won the longest war but lost the peace

Read more

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 : 2018-09-17

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. He gives us his take on the situation in Germany, where a weakened Angela Merkel has been taking political knocks, this amid anger at violence allegedly caused by migrants in the east of the country. He also reacts to the European Parliament's recent decision to punish Hungary for undermining EU values.

Produced by Anaïs Guérard and Mathilde Bénézet

By Catherine NICHOLSON

Archives

2018-10-15 Talking Europe

Spain's Europe minister rules out new Catalan independence referendum

Spain's European Affairs Minister, Luis Marco Aguiriano, says there will be no new regional referendum on independence for Catalonia. "If there is a referendum aimed at changing...

Read more

2018-10-15 Talking Europe

Hungary's Orban: What consequences of symbolic EU vote?

In an unprecedented step, EU lawmakers recently voted to take action against Hungary's government for undermining fundamental EU values. Brussels accuses Budapest of breaking the...

Read more

2018-10-08 Talking Europe

France's Europe minister: 'Chequers plan would threaten functioning of EU'

France's European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau says British Prime Minister Theresa May must change the UK's draft Withdrawal Agreement, as "the Chequers proposal would...

Read more

2018-10-08 Talking Europe

Norwegian FM on Brexit: 'Our aim is to keep the Single Market intact'

Norway wants to keep a good relationship with the UK after Brexit – but without compromising the Single Market. So says Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide in an...

Read more

2018-10-01 Talking Europe

Georgia: From Silk Road crossroads to EU connections (part 2)

Georgia is a place where East and West collide: a major crossing point on the ancient Silk Road, a former Soviet Republic and now one of the EU’s "neighbourhood" partners. Nearly...

Read more