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Talking Europe

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Every two weeks, RFI and France 24 television team up to interview a European leader. The interview airs on the radio and television - on RFI on Saturdays and Mondays. Produced with support from the European Parliament and Commission.

Every two weeks, RFI and France 24 television team up to interview a European leader. The interview airs on the radio and television - on RFI on Saturdays and Mondays. Produced with support from the European Parliament and Commission.
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Paris, France

Networks:

RFI France

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Every two weeks, RFI and France 24 television team up to interview a European leader. The interview airs on the radio and television - on RFI on Saturdays and Mondays. Produced with support from the European Parliament and Commission.

Language:

English


Episodes

Talking Europe - Elisabeth Guigou, French MP and former European Affairs minister

3/18/2011
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak to Elisabeth Guigou, a French MP with the Socialist party and former Junior Minister for European Affairs. She talks about the European reaction to UN security council resolution on Libya, and comments on the French president's reaction to the crisis there.

Duration:00:16:54

Talking Europe - Eva Joly, French MEP, European Greens

2/18/2011
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with Eva Joly, the Norwegian-born French MEP with the Greens , who is best known in France for her personal crusade against corruption. She spent decades working both as an anti-corruption magistrate. In this interview, she calls for the French Foreign Minister, Michelle Alliot-Marie, to resign over her connections with Tunisia, and discusses her presidential aspirations in France.

Duration:00:18:02

Talking Europe - Kristalina Georgieva, EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner

2/4/2011
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with Kristalina Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid who allocates over one billion euros each year to countries that affected by natural disasters and conflicts. The conversation focuses on Yemen, Egypt and Haiti.

Duration:00:17:00

Talking Europe - Pierre Vimont, Secretary General of Europe's External Action Service

1/21/2011
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with Pierre Vimont, the first ever Secretary General of Europe's External Action Service, whose mission is to speak with one voice on foreign policy for the 27 member states of the EU. The former French ambassador to the US, Vimont was appointed by High Representative Catherine Ashton. He addresses issues as varried as the Tunisian regime change, the presidential standoff in Cote d'Ivoire and the Iran nuclear talks.

Duration:00:17:29

Talking Europe - Bozidar Delic, Serbian VP, on country's EU aspirations

1/7/2011
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with Bozidar Delic, a Serbian Vice-President, in charge of EU integration, about his country's accession to the European Union. Is the country ready? Has it delt with war crimes of the past? And what about Kosovo?

Duration:00:17:12

Talking Europe - Dacian Cioloş, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Affaires

11/28/2010
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with Dacian Cioloş, Europe's Agriculture Commissioner, about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which represents 44 per cent of the EU's budget and is giong through a massive overhaul. How is Europe changing farm subsidies to address changing food production needs and a new, greener, economy? And how will he address strong opposition to change from France and Germany?

Duration:00:16:57

Talking Europe - László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

10/17/2010
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with Laszlo Andor, the European Commissionner from Hungary, who is in charge of employment and social inclusion. He does not think think retirement ages should be harmonized across Europe. He also talks about the difficult task of integrating Europe's Roma population.

Duration:00:16:03

Talking Europe - Thomas Mirow, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

6/27/2010
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with Thomas Mirow, head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), who talks about Europe's struggles to speak with one voice to get out of the economic crisis. Watch the interview on France 24 here.

Duration:00:16:17

Talking Europe - Debate: the future of Belgium

6/11/2010
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christoph Robeet (France 24 television) host a debate on the political crisis in Belgium with with former Prime Minister Mark Eyskens, of the Flemish Christian Democrats, and MEP Louis Michel, a former foreign Minister and EU commissioner, and member of the French-speaking Reformist Movement.

Duration:00:16:52

Talking Europe - Mario Monti, former EU commissionner

5/30/2010
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak Mario Monti, who recently produced a report about the European single market, which he says is the key to saving the continent from economic collapse. The former EU Commissioner and the president of Bocconi University in Milan believes a more deeply integrated market is the best source of economic growth for the EU. He also analyses Italy’s recent austerity plan. Watch the interview on France 24 television.

Duration:00:16:36

Talking Europe - Miguel Angel Moratinos, Spain's Foreign Minister

5/16/2010
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with Spanish foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, who says Europe's bailout plan will ultimately save the euro. He also says rumours about the state of his country's finances are unfounded. Watch the interview on France 24 television.

Duration:00:17:12

Talking Europe - Michel Barnier, EU Commissioner for Internal Markets and Financial Services

5/2/2010
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This week's guest is Michel Barnier, the EU Commissioner for Internal markets and financial services.

Duration:00:17:01

Talking Europe - Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament

4/18/2010
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Jerzy Buzek, the new President of the European Parliament talks about his good friend, Lech Kaczynski, the Polish president who died in a plane crash this month, and the Greek financial crisis

Duration:00:16:58

Talking Europe - Ivo Josipović, Croatian President

4/4/2010
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Pierre Benazet (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with newly-elected Croatian President Ivo Josipović about fighting corruption, and his vow to have his country join the European Union.

Duration:00:16:49

Talking Europe - José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

3/21/2010
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The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, talks with Pierre Benazet (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) about why turning to the IMF to help Greece would not be a humiliation for the EU, though he still hopes a European solution is possible. Watch the interview here.

Duration:00:17:59

Talking Europe - Harlem Désir, MEP

2/21/2010
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with Harlem Désir, a Socialist MEP representing France, about the EU/US Swift agreement on sharing banking data, the Greek financial crisis, and the French regional elections. Watch the interview here.

Duration:00:17:10

Talking Europe - Karel de Gucht, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid

2/7/2010
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France 24 television) speak with Karel de Gucht, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, about the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake and the absence of European foreign minister Catherine Ashton on the scene. Watch the interview here.

Duration:00:17:28

Talking Europe - Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium

1/24/2010
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Sarah Elzas (RFI) and Christophe Robeet (France24 television) speak with Yves Leterme, the Prime Minister of Belgium , about how the economic crisis overshadowed the political crisis in his country, and about the new President of Europe, his fellow Belgian, Herman Van Rumpoy. Watch the interview here.

Duration:00:17:17