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episode 219: Ep 190: EU solidarity jabbed — Vaccine passports — China relations

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.



episode 218: Ep 189: Message to Moscow — Frontier fracas — Euro English

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.



episode 217: Ep 188: Mario Draghi's return — Italian influence — Is the EU funny?

We discuss Italy's new prime minister, Mario Draghi, and explore how he will operate at home and on the European stage. Plus, we debate whether the EU is funny, with a talented comedic cast.



episode 216: Ep 187, presented by Equinor: Borrell Russia rumpus — Macron's rivals — Lithuania's foreign minister

EU-Russia tensions and a first look at next year's French presidential race are on the menu this week.



episode 215: Ep 186, presented by Equinor: Vaccine export fiasco — Von der Leyen's line — Belgian virologist

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.


 2021-02-04  33m

episode 214: Ep 185, presented by BP: Europe's vaccine blame game — Brussels bubble struggles

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.


 2021-01-28  33m

episode 213: Ep 184: Europe reacts to Biden's inauguration — Merkel succession

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.


 2021-01-21  28m

episode 212: Ep 183: CDU contenders — Platforms and politicians — 'Good' countries

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."


 2021-01-14  35m

episode 211: Ep 182: Vaccine vexation — EU-UK deal — Previewing 2021

We look back on the big news of the holiday period and forward to the stories we expect to shape 2021 in another bumper podcast panel edition of EU Confidential.


 2021-01-07  41m

episode 210: Ep 181, presented by Google: Reflecting on 2020

It's a bumper end-of-year review edition! But don't worry if 2020 is the year you're already trying to forget — we want to reflect on key moments and themes, rather than relive the trauma.


 2020-12-17  40m