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Is more integration inevitable for Europe?

Europe's economic crisis has pushed its governments further and faster down the road of economic integration than many might have expected. But it is also raising serious questions about countries' individual powers and identity.

HARDtalk's Katya Adler has gone to the European Parliament to talk to two MEPs with very different views on the direction Europe should go - British Conservative MEP Richard Ashworth and Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian Prime Minister, now the leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

READ MORE: Viewpoints: What future for the European project?

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at 03:30, 08:30, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT. It also broadcasts on the BBC News Channel in the UK at 04:30 BST on Wednesday 26th September and 00:30 BST on Thursday 27th September 2012.

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