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EU Confidential
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... more

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Brussels buzzwords of the week: competitiveness and Bolshewokism

In this episode we unpack the EU's new buzzword and the main point of discussion at this week's European Council... more

19 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
EU election latest: Knives out for Ursula von der Leyen

With just weeks to go until the European Parliament election, we're bringing you the state of play.Host Sarah Wheaton is... more

12 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
'If you want peace, prepare for war': How an old saying is making a comeback in Europe

In this episode, we unpack the growing urgency among EU leaders to defeat Russia's Vladimir Putin. Remember the old Latin... more

29 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
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... more

22 Mar 2024 · 34 minutes
Portuguese voters' anger and what it means for Europe

Portugal's snap election has brought seismic change — the Socialists are now in opposition and the center-right Democratic Alliance, which... more

15 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
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.Host Sarah... more

08 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
European Parliament election 2024 — state of play

With less than 100 days until the European Parliament election, we bring you the state of play. Also, we hear... more

01 Mar 2024 · 34 minutes
VDL 2.0 — How Europe and Ukraine have changed, two years into Russia's all-out war

As we mark two years of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we take stock of how the war has changed... more

23 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
Europe responds to Donald Trump

Donald Trump has again sent shockwaves across Europe with comments suggesting that he would encourage Russia to invade NATO countries... more

16 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
Can the EU defend Ukraine (and itself)?

Europe is waking up to the urgent need to strengthen its own defenses — especially as Donald Trump seems poised... more

09 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
EU Confidential
Brussels buzzwords of the week: competitiveness and Bolshewokism
EU Confidential