Brexit talks: EU Commissioner warns against ‘a race to the bottom’

The European Commission has unveiled plans for a €100 billion fund intended to help some of the most greenhouse gas-producing parts of the continent move into cleaner ways of producing energy, jobs and wealth. It's known as the Just Transition Fund, and it's going to be the partial responsibility of our guest. Portugal's Elisa Ferreira is the new European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms. She spoke to us about the Just Transition Fund, the EU budget, cohesion policy and relations with the UK after Brexit.

2020 in Europe: Brexit, climate targets, Balkans enlargement

It's set to be an historic year for the European Union. The bloc will lose a member for the first time in its history when the United Kingdom leaves on January 31. But there's plenty else happening in 2020, from climate goals to potential new members, plus foreign policy challenges that the EU may or may not be best equipped to tackle. We ask our panel of MEPs about the EU's priorities for 2020.

Croatian PM says EU wants ‘good relationship with UK’ post-Brexit

Andrej Plenkovic is prime minister of Croatia, the country that has just taken on the rotating presidency of the European Union for the next six months. There are some huge issues for the EU to confront as 2020 begins. Within the next few weeks, the UK will cease to be a member. There are also battles looming over the budget, climate goals, plus prospective new members from the Western Balkans. This is all happening amid renewed worries about security after top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike. Plenkovic sat down with FRANCE 24's Catherine Nicholson.
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