Hi. I’m Paul Adamson, the founder of Encompass, an online magazine about the European Union and its place in the world and, through also our podcasts and live events, a space for discussion and debate. These podcasts are me “in conversation with” personalities that I think have interesting things to say. They are deliberately informal and are designed to be illuminating as well as, hopefully, entertaining.
Taking the pulse of UK-EU relations
George Parker, Political Editor of the Financial Times, talks to Paul Adamson about the current state of UK-EU relations.
The British Labour Party and 'Europe'
Neil Kinnock, Leader of the British Labour Party 1983-1992, European Commissioner 1994-2004 and member of the House of Lords, talks to Paul Adamson about the British Labour Party's historical positions on the EU and its current positioning in 'post-Brexit' UK politics.
The EU's Digital Decade, the Recovery Fund and the war in Ukraine
Joakim Reiter, Vodafone's Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer, talks to Paul Adamson about the EU's Digital Decade strategy, the Recovery and Resilience Facility and the impact of technology on the war in Ukraine.
Technology and the war in Ukraine
Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General of Digital Europe, talks to Paul Adamson, about the role technology companies are playing in the war in Ukraine, and how the sector is increasingly working alongside NATO and the EU.
'The Worm in the Apple'
Christopher (Lord) Tugendhat talks to Paul Adamson about his new book 'The Worm in the Apple: A History of the Conservative Party and Europe from Churchill to Cameron' and his life as a former European Commissioner.
Media, politics and life after the FT
Lionel Barber, writer and broadcaster and editor of the Financial Times 2005 - 2020, talks to Paul Adamson about the future of media, the relationship between journalists and politicians, and life after the FT.