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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 1.15 pm.

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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 1.15 pm.

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    Europe's trade deals: Are European farmers being short-changed? (part 2)

    Europe's trade deals: Are European farmers being short-changed? (part 2)

    The EU says its international trade deals are opportunities for European businesses to sell more goods overseas. But what about the impact on farming and farmers in the EU? Should the food we eat be on the same negotiating table as the cars the EU sells? Mercosur, JEFTA, CETA... behind these opaque terms lie deals with Latin America, Japan and Canada. What does Europe's farming sector think about them? Are they the pathway to a land of opportunity, or a Trojan horse letting in unfair competition? 

    • 17 min
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    Europe's trade deals: Are European farmers being short-changed? (part 1)

    Europe's trade deals: Are European farmers being short-changed? (part 1)

    The EU says its international trade deals are opportunities for European businesses to sell more goods overseas. But what about the impact on farming and farmers in the EU? Should the food we eat be on the same negotiating table as the cars the EU sells? Mercosur, JEFTA, CETA... behind these opaque terms lie deals with Latin America, Japan and Canada. What does Europe's farming sector think about them? Are they the pathway to a land of opportunity, or a Trojan horse letting in unfair competition? 

    • 17 min
    • video
    'Hungary must allow independent investigation' on Pegasus spyware: Top MEP Manfred Weber

    'Hungary must allow independent investigation' on Pegasus spyware: Top MEP Manfred Weber

    From French President Emmanuel Macron to journalists, business leaders and human rights activists, the list of people allegedly spied on using the Pegasus software is long and illustrious. The only EU country among the states alleged to have used the Israeli-created spyware is Hungary. Its government must now allow an independent investigation, according to leading MEP Manfred Weber. He heads up the European People's Party, the biggest political group in the European Parliament. 

    • 12 min
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    Doing it for the dads: Paternity leave around the EU

    Doing it for the dads: Paternity leave around the EU

    Becoming a parent is one of the most special and life-changing moments you can experience. In France, under new legislation that came into effect in June, the amount of paternity leave new fathers are entitled to has just doubled to 28 days' paid leave, with one mandatory week off. It applies to the second parent in same-sex couples too, whether male or female. 

    • 12 min
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    Deadly floods in Germany, Belgium show climate change is 'already underway': MEP Philippe Lamberts

    Deadly floods in Germany, Belgium show climate change is 'already underway': MEP Philippe Lamberts

    Deadly flash floods hit Germany and Belgium this week, leaving dozens dead and hundreds seeking shelter. Leading Green MEP Philippe Lamberts says this shows the urgency of needing to tackle climate change. The head of the Greens Group at the European Parliament tells FRANCE 24 why the European Union's freshly announced package of laws aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is "not ambitious enough" on some aspects.

    • 12 min
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    Save our cinema! European movie makers fear post-Covid crisis

    Save our cinema! European movie makers fear post-Covid crisis

    Down on the French Riviera, the great and good of the movie world have just been back at the Cannes Film Festival: a sign for many that the world of arts and culture is coming back to life after more than a year of disruption from Covid-19. But is that really the case? Or, rather like the movies, is it all just a glitzy façade?

    • 12 min

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