EU Confidential

EU Confidential is a weekly European news and politics podcast published every Friday by POLITICO Europe. Each 30-minute episode features POLITICO’s analysis of the top stories driving EU politics, as well as notable guests shaping European policy and deep-dive stories from around the Continent. It’s hosted by Sarah Wheaton, POLITICO’s chief policy correspondent, who is joined by reporters from around Europe. Discover our show notes for EU Confidential here: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

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episode 367: European Parliament in review — MEP unAwards 2024

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episode 366: Brussels buzzwords of the week: competitiveness and Bolshewokism

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episode 365: EU election latest: Knives out for Ursula von der Leyen

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episode 364: 'If you want peace, prepare for war': How an old saying is making a comeback in Europe

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episode 363: Farmers lead the EU climate backlash

As EU leaders received a stark warning about the climate risks facing the bloc, the European Commission caved to farmer protests and demands to slash environmental requirements.


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episode 361: Inside the European People's Party Congress 2024

On this bumper edition of EU Confidential, we take you inside the two-day European People Party's Congress in Bucharest.


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