Free trade, fair play? New EU-Vietnam deal stokes controversy

The European Parliament has just given its green-light to a free trade deal with Vietnam, a deal that supporters say is a "unique opportunity" for the EU to increase its trade and influence in Southeast Asia

Sandro Gozi: the Italian minister turned French MEP and Macron faithful

Sandro Gozi is a newcomer to the European Parliament but he’s far from a newcomer to Europe. From 2014 to 2018 he was State Secretary for European Affairs in his native Italy. But he’s just taken up one of the 27 MEP seats that were redistributed after Brexit, from the UK’s allocation. Sandro Gozi was elected last year in parliament as part of Emmanuel Macron’s centrist “Renaissance” list of French MEPs

Milking the system? Investigating fraud & fund misuse down on the farm

Nearly 40 percent of the EU's budget ends up in farms, through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which funds tens of billions of euros in subsidies. But now, the Commission is proposing new strategies to make farming more sustainable as part of its Green New Deal. Meanwhile, budget cuts are looming large. What's more, a recent New York Times investigation raised questions about where the money is ending up – the paper providing evidence that corrupt government officials in several member states are or have been misusing subsidies to enrich their friends, families and even themselves.

Green MEP Keller sees ‘strong case’ for Johnson to allow Scottish independence referendum

As activist Greta Thunberg focuses minds on climate and environmental concerns, FRANCE 24 interviews top Green MEP Ska Keller. The president of the Group of the Greens bloc at the European Parliament tells us why she believes that member states’ national governments are the biggest obstacle to climate action. She also explains why she thinks Boris Johnson should rethink his opposition to a Scottish independence referendum, and why it's a "no" to nuclear as the continent signs up to ambitious goals on fighting climate change.
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