Posts Tagged ‘TALKING EUROPE’

‘Just ridiculous’: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame dismisses EU human rights report

Twenty-five years on from the genocide in Rwanda that saw as many as one million people slaughtered, FRANCE 24 interviews President Paul Kagame, alongside EU Development Commissioner Neven Mimica, at the European Development Days event in Brussels.

Female EU Commission president ‘long overdue’, says Margrethe Vestager

She's been dubbed a "giant-slayer" for slapping multi-billion euro fines on the likes of Google and Apple over competition issues. Now Margrethe Vestager is tipped by Emmanuel Macron among others to become the first ever female president of the European Commission. FRANCE 24's Europe Editor Catherine Nicholson sat down with Vestager in Brussels to get her thoughts on her chances at getting the job, why women should hold more top political posts, and where she thinks Brexit could be headed next.

‘Labour supports having a public vote on any Brexit outcome’, top MEP says

This week's guest is Richard Corbett, leader of the UK's Labour contingent in the European Parliament. He's been an MEP for 23 years, and campaigned for the UK's "Yes" in the referendum on entering the EU back in 1975. He has just been reelected - but for how long? Brexit is now set to define what could be his final mandate as an MEP.

Grapes of wrath: Donald Trump threatens French wine, EU-US trade

This week's Talking Europe takes a closer look at the future of trade relations between Europe and the US. Our guests discuss what impact Donald Trump's latest threat - to slap higher tariffs on French wine - could have on the upcoming EU-US trade talks.
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