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From Brussels, Berlin, Paris and London — Europe’s premier political podcast.

    Ep 190: EU solidarity jabbed — Vaccine passports — China relations

    Ep 190: EU solidarity jabbed — Vaccine passports — China relations

    This week, a double dose of vaccines: We examine crumbling EU solidarity on procurement and the debate around vaccine passports. Plus, we focus on the EU's increasingly important and complex economic relationship with China.

    • 36 min
    Ep 189: Message to Moscow — Frontier fracas — Euro English

    Ep 189: Message to Moscow — Frontier fracas — Euro English

    Sanctions on Russia and trouble at the EU's internal borders are up for discussion this week, along with the question of whether the European Union and its citizens should embrace their own form of English now the Brits are gone.

    • 29 min
    Ep 188: Mario Draghi's return — Italian influence — Is the EU funny?

    Ep 188: Mario Draghi's return — Italian influence — Is the EU funny?

    We discuss Italy's new prime minister, Mario Draghi, and explore how he will operate at home and on the European stage. Plus, we debate whether the EU is funny, with a talented comedic cast.

    • 33 min
    Ep 187, presented by Equinor: Borrell Russia rumpus — Macron's rivals — Lithuania's foreign minister

    Ep 187, presented by Equinor: Borrell Russia rumpus — Macron's rivals — Lithuania's foreign minister

    EU-Russia tensions and a first look at next year's French presidential race are on the menu this week.

    • 29 min
    Ep 186, presented by Equinor: Vaccine export fiasco — Von der Leyen's line — Belgian virologist

    Ep 186, presented by Equinor: Vaccine export fiasco — Von der Leyen's line — Belgian virologist

    The fallout from a botched European Commission attempt to impose export controls on coronavirus vaccines tops the agenda this week. We also hear directly from Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and talk to Steven Van Gucht, a top Belgian virologist advising his government on COVID-19.

    • 33 min
    Ep 185, presented by BP: Europe's vaccine blame game — Brussels bubble struggles

    Ep 185, presented by BP: Europe's vaccine blame game — Brussels bubble struggles

    We break down the EU's vaccine struggles — what's gone wrong, what went right, what the repercussions are, and who's responsible. We also dive deeper into a documentary about the people working the "Brussels bubble" and what it takes to thrive personally and professionally in the EU quarter.

    • 33 min

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The money for the COVID crisis is to help and
not to completely solve the problem.
I’m in favour of a control to see the
money is used correctly. I would insist more that reforms don’t necessarily mean “cuts”. Meaning that resources should be used properly. Something politicians too often don’t know how
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