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POLITICO's EU Confidential
POLITICO's EU Confidential
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From Brussels and around the Continent — the top European politics podcast.

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Episodes

Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg — New German government — Luuk van Middelaar

Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, France's Europe minister Clément Beaune and Dutch political theorist and author Luuk van Middelaar all feature... more

25 Nov 2021 · 33 minutes
COP26 climate drama — Top US foreign policy adviser Derek Chollet

This week, we get the American perspective on European strategic autonomy and other issues facing the EU from Derek Chollet,... more

18 Nov 2021 · 30 minutes
4th wave — Whistleblower Frances Haugen — EU border blackmail

In this episode, we discuss Europe's coronavirus resurgence and the escalating migration crisis at the Polish border. Plus, we hear... more

11 Nov 2021 · 36 minutes
COP26 catch-up — Tech boss John Collison — EU gets (even) funnier

The COP26 climate talks, a top European tech entrepreneur and a return to the question of whether the EU is... more

04 Nov 2021 · 32 minutes
COP26 and G20 preview — Glasgow gears up — Lessons for liberalism

We preview two big weekend events: the G20 summit and the start of COP26 climate talks. We also discuss liberalism... more

28 Oct 2021 · 38 minutes
Hungary's would-be PM — Rule-of-law ripples — German coalition talks

We talk to Péter Márki-Zay, the man chosen by Hungarian opposition parties to take on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Also... more

21 Oct 2021 · 29 minutes
EU energy prices — Curtains for Kurz — Poland courts controversy

On the agenda this week: The EU's plans to tackle soaring energy prices, Sebastian Kurz's resignation as Austrian chancellor and... more

14 Oct 2021 · 34 minutes
Macron's US stance — Western Balkans summit — Dark EU lobbying

This week: The EU's place in the world — and the Western Balkans' place in the EU. And we dive... more

07 Oct 2021 · 28 minutes
Who is Olaf Scholz? — German election aftermath — EU-US trade and tech push

We dive into the aftermath of the German election and take a closer look at Olaf Scholz, the favorite to... more

30 Sep 2021 · 38 minutes
Special edition: German election results

In a special show from Berlin, the POLITICO team analyzes Germany's cliffhanger election, gauges the mood in the different camps,... more

27 Sep 2021 · 23 minutes
German election explained — French fury at Australian sub snub

We explore the defining moments of the German election campaign and debate the security-and-submarine deal between Australia, the United States... more

23 Sep 2021 · 48 minutes
State of the European Union — German election latest

Ursula von der Leyen's State of the European Union address and the closing stages of the race to succeed Angela... more

16 Sep 2021 · 36 minutes
German election's EU impact — Playbookers' premiere — Age of 'unpeace'

The German election campaign's impact on EU policymakers is up for debate this week. And European Council on Foreign Relations... more

09 Sep 2021 · 30 minutes
Afghanistan fallout — Europe's military dilemma — Politics of loneliness

We debate whether Afghanistan's collapse moves the needle in Europe's long-running dilemma over building up its own military power. Plus,... more

02 Sep 2021 · 29 minutes
EU migration wrangle — Economist Joseph Stiglitz — EMA chief Emer Cooke

In the wake of the withdrawal of western forces from Afghanistan, the EU is confronting renewed questions about its asylum... more

26 Aug 2021 · 34 minutes
Europe reacts to Afghanistan's collapse

As the Taliban consolidate their hold over Afghanistan, we have reaction from around Europe to the U.S. decision to pull... more

19 Aug 2021 · 31 minutes
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... more

29 Jul 2021 · 39 minutes
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... more

22 Jul 2021 · 36 minutes
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... more

15 Jul 2021 · 36 minutes
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... more

08 Jul 2021 · 30 minutes
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... more

01 Jul 2021 · 36 minutes
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... more

24 Jun 2021 · 33 minutes
Biden's European summit spree — ECB President Christine Lagarde — Birthday bonanza

We take stock of Joe Biden's visit to Europe and what it means for EU allies. And our special guest... more

17 Jun 2021 · 36 minutes
Biden in Europe — Back to Strasbourg — Transatlantic talk

Joe Biden's trip to Europe, an interview with Germany's transatlantic coordinator, the European Parliament's strange return to Strasbourg, and a... more

10 Jun 2021 · 37 minutes
Spy affair — Laschet litmus — Former Irish President Mary Robinson

Claims that Denmark helped the U.S. spy on European leaders, demands for the EU to step up on defense and... more

03 Jun 2021 · 31 minutes
Belarusian 'hijack' — Brussels food fight — Art of diplomacy

The Belarus airliner drama and EU leaders' response, as well as a big bunfight over farm subsidies, are up for... more

27 May 2021 · 32 minutes
Ep 201, presented by Equinor: Israeli-Palestinian conflict — Laschet's foreign foray — Javier Solana

European attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the foreign policy of Germany's conservative candidate for chancellor, and a chat with former... more

20 May 2021 · 27 minutes
Ep 200, presented by Shell: Vaccine patent waivers — Macron gets mad — Facebook's Nick Clegg

European leaders' cool reaction to a U.S. proposal to waive patents for coronavirus vaccines is up for debate this week.... more

13 May 2021 · 37 minutes
Ep 199, presented by SQM: Media freedom — European travel — Social summit

Is media freedom in Europe under threat? Is the Continent ready to open up as the coronavirus abates? And how... more

06 May 2021 · 32 minutes
Ep 198, presented by Equinor: Recovery recipes — Presidential problems — Scottish election

Recovery fund masterplans, a power struggle among EU presidents and a deep dive into next week's Scottish Parliament election all... more

29 Apr 2021 · 38 minutes
POLITICO's EU Confidential
Ep 198, presented by Equinor: Recovery recipes — Presidential problems — Scottish election
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Recovery fund masterplans, a power struggle among EU presidents and a deep dive into next week's Scottish Parliament election all feature in... more