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Summer special: Recommended reading, listening and viewing
We have all the recommendations you need for reading, listening and viewing to make the most of your summer holiday — courtesy of the POLITICO podcast crew, special guests and our listeners.
German floods — Spyware scandal — Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
The devastating floods in Western Europe are our top story this week: We hear from our reporter in the German flood zone and debate the political consequences of the catastrophe. We also discuss a big spyware scandal and Western accusations of Chinese cyberattacks. And we hear from Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
Political football — EU's big climate combo — Recovery cash
The political repercussions of Euro 2020, a massive package of European climate laws, and the first economic recovery plans approved for EU cash all feature this week.
Slovenian EU presidency — Champagne spat — Digital expert Marietje Schaake
Slovenia's awkward start to its EU presidency and a look at why Russia has France fizzing over Champagne feature this week. And our special guest is former MEP Marietje Schaake on transatlantic tech regulation.
Stunning summit — EU's engine room — Ex-Swedish PM Carl Bildt
We unpack last week's extraordinary summit of EU leaders, take stock of the coronavirus situation in Europe and bring you inside the EU's "engine room." Our special guest is former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt.
Hungary's anti-LGBTQ+ law — Sausage wars — Commission VP Maroš Šefčovič
Hungary's anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, France's regional elections and U.K.-EU relations are all up for debate. And we hear from European Commission VP Maroš Šefčovič's on the U.K.-EU "sausage wars" and more.
Please Politico, could I have some more?
Excellent overview of recent happenings in Europe by the excellent Politico team headed by the wonderful Andrew Gray.
My only criticism is that some discussions seem a bit short.
Such a nice respectful combination. Led by the oh so civil Mr.Gray... I do wonder about that Rym, she’s yet to say anything even mildly neutral about Macron. Someone appears to have a bit of a fancy... that said. She’s great at her job. and being a red blooded Americans, I appreciate Matt K’s style.. call em out Matt!
I’ve listened for a few months now, and as an American, I was surprised by how much I understood. Very helpful for anyone who want to know what’s going on with the eu