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The Record: Europe

11 June edition
Billy Hill

On The Record: Europe this week, a look at the future of the European arrest warrant.

European arrest warrants were designed to catch terrorists and serious criminals, but are they being abused by some countries?

A recent report by campaign group Fair Trials International shows how some members states are issuing huge numbers of warrants - many, the report claims, for petty crimes.

Shirin Wheeler is joined in the studio by four MEPs to debate the issue:

• Claude Moraes - British labour MEP

• Jan Philipp Albrecht - German green MEP

• Graham Watson - British liberal MEP

• Rafal Trzaskowski - Polish centre-right MEP.


The European arrest warrant under scrutiny

Also on the programme, a look at the compensation package put together to combat the effects of the E. coli outbreak.

The Commission has set aside some 210m euros (£187m) for farmers affected by the outbreak.

But, is it enough? And what lessons can be learned for the future?

Shirin is joined by Spanish socialist MEP Juan López Aguilar and Peter Liese, a German centre-right MEP.


Debating the E. coli compensation package

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