This week, a double dose of vaccines: We examine crumbling EU solidarity on procurement and the debate around vaccine passports. Plus, we focus on the EU's increasingly important and complex economic relationship with China.
Sanctions on Russia and trouble at the EU's internal borders are up for discussion this week, along with the question of whether the European Union and its citizens should embrace their own form of English now the Brits are gone.
The fallout from a botched European Commission attempt to impose export controls on coronavirus vaccines tops the agenda this week. We also hear directly from Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and talk to Steven Van Gucht, a top Belgian virologist advising his government on COVID-19.
We break down the EU's vaccine struggles — what's gone wrong, what went right, what the repercussions are, and who's responsible. We also dive deeper into a documentary about the people working the "Brussels bubble" and what it takes to thrive personally and professionally in the EU quarter.
We bring you reaction from around Europe to the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, and get you up to speed on the outcome of the CDU leadership race in Germany. Our special guest is American Academy in Berlin President Daniel Benjamin.
We have your guide to the candidates vying to lead Germany's governing CDU party. We debate how social media platforms are handling the fallout from the storming of the U.S. Capitol. And we talk to British author Simon Anholt about his formula for what it takes to be a "good country."