Monocle 24’s unrivalled coverage of news and current affairs kicks off on weekdays with ‘The Globalist’ at 07.00 GMT/08.00 CET. Anchored from London and Zürich, join our editors for insight and opinion on the big current affairs and business stories of the day and a review of the European front pages. Nominated for Best Daily Podcast in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.
Tuesday 18 May
We get the latest from Colombia as anti-government protests rage on, and hear about plans to widen the Suez Canal. Plus: our Eurovision series focuses on the Maltese act Destiny.
Monday 17 May
The latest from Israel and Palestine, New York’s Democratic mayoral debate and, with people in England and Scotland able to hug again, we get in close contact with some of Henry Moore’s statues. Plus: Eurovision.
Friday 14 May
As violence escalates in Israel, what role can the US play? Chileans head to the polls to vote in regional elections that will be crucial to create a path for a new constitution. Then, we hear how New Zealand plans to reconnect with the world and we wrap up our series on vaccine hesitancy. Plus: Andrew Mueller’s What We Learned.
Thursday 13 May
As violence escalates in Israel/Palestine, we speak to Alisson Kaplan Sommer of ‘Haaretz’ in Tel Aviv. Then, with candidates jostling for a potential run at the French presidency, we analyse comments made by Michel Barnier about immigration from non-EU countries. And will the hacking of the Colonial Pipeline in the US cause states and corporations to get serious on ransomware? Plus: the fourth part in our series on vaccine hesitancy.
Wednesday 12 May
As Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga announces his attendance at a major security summit in Singapore, we look at defence alliances in the Indo-Pacific. Plus: why universal basic income leads to success at the ballots, the third part of our series on vaccine hesitancy and why Switzerland’s decision to switch off analogue broadcasting is facing a backlash.
Tuesday 11 May
We get the latest from Israel as violence flares up in Jerusalem following nationalist marches. Then we take a look at the latest census results from China and what it tells us about the country’s demographics. Plus: Joe Biden’s meeting with Eastern Europe Nato states and we continue our series on vaccine scepticism with a look at health and faith.