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Sharp End 4th July 2013

This week's Sharp End is very different. We've left the studio in Cardiff and travelled to Strasbourg to bring the programme from the European Parliament. My studio guests are the four MEPs for Wales.

It's come at an opportune time. In the UK Parliament, MPs are about to debate a bill which would pave the way for a referendum asking voters whether or not Britain should remain in the European Union or leave it. Is the debate an overdue opportunity to discuss our relationship with the EU or a distraction which could damage Wales' interests?

Supporters of the EU say that one of the major ways Wales benefits is from funding for poorer areas. It's recently qualified for another seven years of that assistance and many were surprised at how big a share of it Wales is getting. How it's shared is a decision for the UK Government and two English MEPs are angry that their regions will lose out on assistance at the expense of Wales and Scotland. We'll hear what Welsh MEPs think about that.

Those MEPs are Labour's Derek Vaughan, the Conservative Kay Swinburne, Plaid Cymru's Jill Evans and UKIP's John Bufton.

Join us for Sharp End from Strasbourg tonight, 1035pm ITV Cymru Wales.

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