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Dateline Warsaw – Ebola screening

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Peter Gentle 17.10.2014 16:27
  • presented by Peter Gentle
What’s it like to be screened for the deadly Ebola virus? We talk to one of the few Poles who has been.

Welcome to Dateline Warsaw, where journalists chew over this week’s top news stories, with me Peter Gentle.

EU health ministers have so far stopped short of ordering screening for Ebola in every country in the 28-nation bloc, leaving it up to individual nations to decide on how to stop infected persons entering member states.

France has become the second EU nation after the UK to announce screening, which begins at the weekend at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport.

We talk to Polish Radio's senior foreign correspondent Jarek Kociszewski, who was tested for Ebola at Addis Ababa airport in Ethiopia on his way back to Warsaw.

Also in the show this week: EU leaders meet on 23 October to try and thrash out a compromise to CO2 emission targets to 2030, with Poland threatening to veto the plan if it harms economic growth. We talk to Joe Litobarski, editor of the Debatingeurope.eu web site, to find out what kind of compromise could be found at the summit in Brussels.

And Bloomberg’s bureau chief in Warsaw David McQuaid also looks at possible further cuts to Poland’s interest rates in the face of another economic slowdown.

All that and more in this week's Dateline Warsaw.

The Central African republic (CAR), where the Polish priest was kidnapped, is erroneously referred to in the show as the Democratic Republic of Congo. Apologies.

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