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BBC World Service to launch Dab+ service in Brussels

MUMBAI: The future of Europe will be under debate on the BBC World Service in a new series, World Questions, which gives people across Europe the chance to question key players and discuss issues impacting Europe and the EU.

The first debate will take place in Brussels on 17 November. It will air on 21 November. This will also mark the formal launch of the BBC World Service on Dab radio in Brussels.

BBC World Service English controller Mary Hockaday said, “The BBC World Service is the home of impartial reporting and international debate. With Europe and its institutions under increasing scrutiny, now is the ideal time for the BBC to be broadcasting into Brussels on DAB+ and we’re delighted to partner with Norkring DAB+ to make this happen.”

As Europe faces one of the biggest crises of modern times – the mass movement of migrants across its borders – the BBC World Service is creating an opportunity for people across the continent to debate the issues involved. In a series of special events in the capitals of Europe, the BBC’s Jonathan Dimbleby will invite members of the public in Brussels, Berlin, Athens and Riga to put questions to a panel made up of politicians as well as academics, writers and political analysts.

The World Questions debates will also look at the relationship between nation states and the European Union and how suited the European Union is to new and demanding global changes. There will be chance to discuss defence issues, jobs, debt and the survival of the single currency.