EU Now takes you beyond the international headlines to focus on a different facet of the European Union. We explore a wide range of topics such as counterterrorism and security, the economy, trade, public health, gender equality, history, culture and more. Tune in for interviews with commissioners, thought leaders, historians, activists, ambassadors, economists, Delegation staff and regular citizens. Each episode, we’ll explore not only the topic at hand, but also how it impacts the EU-US relationship. Join us on this transatlantic deep dive!
UN at 75: What’s at stake at the 2020 UN General Assembly
At the start of this year’s virtual United Nations General Assembly, European Union Ambassador to the UN Olof Skoog reflects on the 75th anniversary of the institution, why multilateralism is critical in today’s world, and the EU’s push for climate action, protection of biodiversity and pandemic recovery.
Travel to Europe, Security, and Migration
Senior Communications Officer Martin Caudron talks to Olivier Onidi, deputy director general for migration and home affairs at the European Commission, on today's announcement on the gradual lifting of travel restrictions to and within Europe, security challenges, irregular migration, and EU-US cooperation on justice and home affairs.
Climate Change and Energy Sustainability in Times of COVID-19
The Colorado’s EU Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado in Boulder gathered the three climate and energy experts of the EU Delegation to the U.S. for a discussion led by professor KK DuVivier (University of Denver) on the EU’s Green Deal and how the EU and the U.S. can ensure that the pandemic recovery will be sustainable and climate friendly.
Vestager and Summers on EU-US Responses to COVID-19
Edward Luce, U.S. National Editor and Columnist at the Financial Times, discusses the transatlantic economic responses to the coronavirus pandemic with Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, and Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, at a virtual event organized by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on 30 April 2020. Opening Remarks by Erik Brattberg, Director of the Europe Program and Fellow at Carnegie.
COVID-19: EU Races to Find Treatments and Vaccines
Senior Media Advisor Kasper Zeuthen talks to Jean-Eric Paquet, European Commission Director-General for Research and Innovation, about the race to come up with a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, promising treatment options, a scientific approach to reopening societies, how the EU supports scientists and closely collaborates with its Member States, and the need for global scientific cooperation to fight the pandemic.
EU's Response to COVID-19
Senior Media Adviser Kasper Zeuthen talks to the Ambassador of the European Union to the U.S. Stavros Lambrinidis on the EU's response to COVID-19 and the global implications of the pandemic.
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