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!
Democracy’s Report Card & an Interview with European Commissioner Didier Reynders
To mark the Summit for Democracy, Stefan talks with Dr. Richard Wike of the Pew Research Center about what people think of democracy around the world. And we’re joined by European Commissioner Didier Reynders for a special interview on how the EU is strengthening its approach to environmental crimes and how it’s dealing with hate speech both online and offline.
COP, Cyber cops, and a Holiday Cookbook
In this episode, Travis Smith interviews Agnesa Zalezakova on her recipe from our holiday cookbook. Stefan interviews Dagmara Koska on the outcomes of the recent COP26 summit, in Glasgow, and he talks with Deputy Executive Director of Europol Jean-Philippe Lecouffe and Head of the European Cybercrime Center Edvardas Sileris on the success of Operation Dark Huntor.
First Visit to the First State – Delaware and the transatlantic trade future
New host Stefan Cornibert talks about the EU’s place in Delaware’s economy just before a visit there by ambassadors of EU Member States. And we look back at the first meeting of the Trade and Technology Council with Tomas Baert of the Delegation’s Trade and Agriculture section.
Outside With EU [Part 3]: Unique Traditions & Celebrations
Welcome to Part 3 of our Outside With EU mini-series, celebrating Europe Day 2021! Unique traditions and celebrations abound across the EU—and many of them take place outdoors during spring and summer. On this episode, we speak with Ambassadors, Counsellors, and Officers of EU countries about their various outdoor traditions. What country has mud-walking protected by UNESCO? Do you light fires to keep away the witches of May? What’s your outdoor patio drinking game at? Take a listen to learn!
Outside With EU [Part 2]: On The Trail
Welcome to Part 2 of our Outside With EU mini-series, celebrating Europe Day 2021! Simply being outside is a vital part of European culture—and there are many activities that can be found “on the trail” that are popular throughout the EU. On this episode, we explore three of them, starting with the culinary excursion of mushrooming, wandering through the classic enjoyment of hiking, and hopping on a bike ride, speaking with Ambassadors and Counselors from Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, and more!
Outside With EU [Part I]: National Sports & Games
Welcome to Part 1 of our Outside With EU mini-series, celebrating Europe Day 2021! In this episode, we travel from Cyprus to Ireland, stopping at nations in between to discuss national sports and games that are key elements of various European cultures. From the classics such as soccer, basketball, and pétanque to new sports like teqball to Greek board games, you’ll hear former college athletes, national reps, and club presidents discuss why you should try your hand at these games.
A great listen from around Europe, lots of geographic diversity !