Podcasts

Global Europe 19-05-2022

€9bn assistance to Ukraine from the EU / Can electric cars harm our health?

This week in our Beyond the Byline podcast, we are focusing on the European Commission’s decision to increase the Ukrainian government’s short-term budgetary aid by 9 billion and set up a reconstruction platform to help with financing the rebuilding of...
Agrifood 13-05-2022

Agrifood Podcast: EU-Turkey agri-trade, Crop rotation debate, Deforestation Law

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team brings you the latest on the first high-level meeting to strengthen the EU-Turkey agri-trade and we discuss our thoughts about what to expect from these talks. We also talk about the debate in Germany over...
Technology 13-05-2022

NIS2 – All you need to know

The EU legislators have just reached an agreement on the revised Network and Information Security Directive (NIS2), flagship cybersecurity legislation. We caught up with the European Parliament’s rapporteur Bart Groothuis straight out of the trilogue to get all the details...
Politics 13-05-2022

Why is Eurovision so political and what is the new European Political Community?

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on why the Eurovision Song Contest has become so politicised and whether this year’s event is a good reflection of current European affairs. Who are the traditional allies that we will see...
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Health 09-05-2022

Value added medicines: A patient-centric approach to healthcare

In this podcast created by Medicines for Europe, the presenter informally discusses a key topic related to off-patent medicines with two or more experts, focusing on generics, biosimilar and value added medicines.
Agrifood 06-05-2022

Agrifood Podcast: Food security, EU organics plan, panicky markets

Welcome back to the EURACTIV agrifood podcast! After a short break, EURACTIV’s agrifood team are back and this week discussing all things food security, including the deepening cracks in the Commission over its response to the Ukraine war and the...
Technology 06-05-2022

GAFAM tax or fair contribution?

This week, Commissioner Breton announced a new initiative to make online platforms contribute to the cost of digital infrastructure. We discuss the reasoning behind this proposal, possible precedents and main practical issues that it will need to address with Gerard...
Technology 05-05-2022

The mental health impacts of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine/ The state of press freedom in Europe

In recognition of the upcoming EU mental health awareness week (9-13 May), this week in our Beyond the Byline podcast we are asking: How has our mental health been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine? What...
Technology 29-04-2022

The EU’s tech diplomacy and the Indian TTC

A new Trade and Technology Council between the EU and India has been announced as Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited New Delhi this week for the relaunch of long-stalled negotiations on a trade deal. We discuss what we know and...
Economy & Jobs 29-04-2022

Why women have to fight for positions on boards and what will Macron face in France?

This week in our Beyond the Byline podcast we are focusing on how companies are implementing initiatives to boost gender equality on corporate boards and in decision-making positions. Listen to our special guest Hedwige Nuyens, chair of European Women on...
Technology 22-04-2022

A civil society’s view on the Digital Services Act

The DSA is approaching a final agreement in inter institutional negotiations. We discuss key aspects of the flagship legislation with Tanya O’Carroll, an independent expert coordinating the People vs Big Tech coalition. On the menu: content moderation, risk assessment, recommender...
Technology 15-04-2022

The AI Act unpacked

As the European Parliament is preparing to discuss the first draft of the AI Act, we took a critical look at the proposal with Lilian Edwards, professor at the University of Newcastle and expert legal adviser at the Ada Lovelace...
Europe's East 15-04-2022

The West demands investigation of the crimes in Ukraine while EU’s energy policy has shifted

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on how western leaders and human rights organisations like the OSCE are trying to investigate reports of war crimes committed in Ukraine by the Russian army. I talked to EURACTIV’s reporter Alexandra...
Agrifood 08-04-2022

Agrifood Podcast: Janusz from the bloc, French elections, Groundhog Day

Feeling lost about everything that has happened this week in the agrifood world? No need to worry, EURACTIV’s agrifood team has your back. In this week’s podcast, we cover all the major events this week, from food security to the...
Technology 08-04-2022

Disinformation and war narratives in China and Russia

China has sought to position itself as neutral in relation to the war in Ukraine but recent analysis by EUvsDisinfo notes substantial alignment with the Kremlin when it comes to the messaging being shared by the country’s state-backed media. This...
Economy & Jobs 07-04-2022

Poland vetoes international tax agreement while all eyes are on France’s presidential elections

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on Poland’s veto of a proposal for an EU directive that would implement the internationally agreed 15% minimum effective tax rate for large multinationals. What were the reactions, and what are the...
Technology 01-04-2022

DMA: the rapporteur’s take

Last week, the EU co-legislators reached an agreement on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), landmark legislation targeting the largest tech companies. We discuss the key points of the file with the European Parliament’s rapporteur Andreas Schwab.
Agrifood 01-04-2022

Agrifood Podcast: New pesticides proposal leak, food security & UN rapporteur

This week, EURACTIV is once again talking about the hot topic on everyone’s lips right now – food security – and we hear about how German companies are cashing in from the Belarus sanctions. We also discuss our thoughts about...
Global Europe 31-03-2022

EU membership candidates on the waiting list and can diplomacy stop the war in Ukraine?

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on EU membership candidates, progress made, and the silence from the EU’s side. We looked at the instrument for pre-accession assistance and why there is a special process to join the bloc...
Global Europe 25-03-2022

Brussels Summits, Biden, Von der Leyen and a new COVID variant

This week is one of the busiest weeks for Brussels and international politics, as it’s the first time the “capital of Europe '' is hosting so many leaders at once for NATO, G7 and EU summits.
Technology 25-03-2022

The UK’s post-Brexit data policy

London has been working on several laws and initiatives with potentially profound implications for its data protection regime. We discuss how these different pieces might come together and impact the EU’s data adequacy decision with Robert Bateman, head of content...
Agrifood 25-03-2022

Agrifood Podcast: Pesticides proposal ‘postponement’, food affordability & security

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team discusses food accessibility, affordability and security in light of the Ukraine war, as well as the news that the European Commission decided to ‘postpone’ (although not in their words) the proposal of the sustainable use...

Coal and nuclear to manage energy crisis and a German state’s unwillingness to aid Ukraine

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on several EU countries' decisions to prolong using coal while others, like Germany, mull whether existing nuclear power plants should continue.
Agrifood 18-03-2022

Week of ‘clashes’ and a very special guest

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team brings you the latest about the current EU debate over holding off the implementation of the main sustainable EU farming policies, the Farm to Fork and the Biodiversity strategies, due to food safety concerns. We...