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Ep 184: Europe reacts to Biden's inauguration — Merkel succession
We bring you reaction from around Europe to the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, and get you up to speed on the outcome of the CDU leadership race in Germany. Our special guest is American Academy in Berlin President Daniel Benjamin.
Ep 183: CDU contenders — Platforms and politicians — 'Good' countries
We have your guide to the candidates vying to lead Germany's governing CDU party. We debate how social media platforms are handling the fallout from the storming of the U.S. Capitol. And we talk to British author Simon Anholt about his formula for what it takes to be a "good country."
Ep 182: Vaccine vexation — EU-UK deal — Previewing 2021
We look back on the big news of the holiday period and forward to the stories we expect to shape 2021 in another bumper podcast panel edition of EU Confidential.
Ep 181, presented by Google: Reflecting on 2020
It's a bumper end-of-year review edition! But don't worry if 2020 is the year you're already trying to forget — we want to reflect on key moments and themes, rather than relive the trauma.
Ep 180, presented by Shell: EU deals on climate & budget — Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya
In their final meeting of 2020, EU leaders made key decisions on the bloc's long-term budget and recovery fund, emissions targets, and foreign affairs. We delayed this week's episode to bring you a must-listen analysis of what happened and what it all means. We also have an interview with Spain's Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya.
Ep 179, presented by Equinor: Von der Leyen's first year reviewed — Manfred Weber interview
One year on from Ursula von der Leyen taking office as Commission president, we take stock of how she has performed. And Manfred Weber, leader of the largest group in the European Parliament, shares his thoughts on her first year in office.