Podcasts

Agrifood 22-10-2021

Farm to Fork report vote, challenges of organic farming

This week, EURACTIV discusses the outcome of the European Parliaments vote on their own initiative report on the Farm to Fork strategy, and we speak with Diana Lenzi, President of young farmers' association CEJA.
Politics 22-10-2021

President’s health causes turmoil in Czechia and the EU reviews its economic governance

This week our Beyond the Byline podcast is “travelling” to Prague to talk about the political crisis in Czechia.
Digital & Media 22-10-2021

China’s digital policy and the impact on European businesses

China has been pushing an aggressive agenda on a number of digital issues. We discussed the Chinese strategy to regulate the tech sector, and its implication for European businesses, with Vera Demary.
Digital & Media 15-10-2021

EDPS on the future of privacy

We have asked the European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiorowski about its recent proposal to organise a conference to review the enforcement of GDPR, the EU privacy law.
Politics 14-10-2021

Polexit, Kurz resignation and the ‘historic’ international tax regime

This week our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on possible 'Polexit' and tensions with the EU following a Polish court's ruling that EU treaties were unconstitutional.
Agrifood 08-10-2021

JRC report delay, 2022 agenda, water use

This week, EURACTIV hears reactions from MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen and rapporteur Herbert Dorfmann to the news that the European Commission chose to delay on the publication of their controversial JRC report on the impacts of the Farm to Fork strategy.
Digital & Media 08-10-2021

Media freedom for the digital age

Digital technologies and the rise of online platforms have reshaped how we produce, share and consume news, but the concept of media freedom has seen comparatively little change.
Politics 08-10-2021

The who’s who of the Pandora Papers and ministers discussing energy

This week our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on the Pandora papers.
Digital & Media 01-10-2021

Google’s take on the DMA

After having heard the views of European tech companies on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), we have spoken to Adam Cohen, Google’s director of economic policy, to hear the perspective of what is likely to be labelled as a ‘gatekeeper’.

Energy prices spike and Poland is asked to protect human lives

This week the Beyond the Byline podcast is focusing on the spike of energy prices, the Commission’s monitoring of the evolution of the electricity prices, and its attempt to come up with long-term fixes like investments in energy savings and renewables as the main answer at European level.
Agrifood 27-09-2021

Organic day, impact assessment, UN food summit

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team explores the controversy surrounding the UN’s food systems summit with the help of IPES-Food’s Nick Jacobs and Attila Szocs of small farmers association European Coordination Via Campesina. The Commission gets in touch with its hippy...
Digital & Media 24-09-2021

Germany’s digital prospects

German elections are eventually upon us. As the EU largest economy heads to the first polls of the post-Markel era, EURACTIV’s correspondent in Germany Oliver Noyan helps us decode the positions of the main German parties in relation to key digital issues.
Politics 23-09-2021

Germans to decide on a future without Angela Merkel

All eyes are on Berlin this week as Germans vote on a new government on Sunday (26 September). The final result is difficult to predict but the new government will be one without Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been in power for 16 years and will step down from politics altogether.
Digital & Media 17-09-2021

European tech on the DMA

Interview with Trivago CEO Axel Hefer and the Managing Director of Visual Meta Johannes Kotte on the perspective of European tech companies on the Digital Markets Act.
Agrifood 17-09-2021

Antibiotic restrictions, Farm to Fork report, SOTEU

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team digs deeper into a controversial vote in the Parliament on the European Commission’s new delegated act designed to tackle anti-microbial resistance. We talk about Parliament’s preliminary approval of their report on the EU’s flagship food...
15-09-2021

The State of the Union speech explained by EURACTIV

This week our Beyond the Byline podcast is coming to you with a special episode focusing on the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s annual State of the Union speech. The president addressed the key issues on the EU...
Digital & Media 10-09-2021

What’s in sight for the EU digital sovereignty?

We take a look at the upcoming digital trends and challenges as presented in the European Commission’s strategic oversight report.
Agrifood 10-09-2021

Wildfire prevention, JRC report, CAP vote

This week, EURACTIV explores the ways in which agriculture can part of the solution for preventing wildfires with the help of Claire Mignet, director of the NGO ‘Shared Mediterranean Conservatory’, journalist Monica Pelliccia, secretary general of Italy’s programme for the...
Politics 09-09-2021

Poland to pay daily fines over judicial reforms; Russia discredits the EU in Mali

This week our podcast focuses on the European Commission’s decision to step up its legal feud with Warsaw by asking the top EU court to impose a daily financial penalty on Poland for its’ non-compliance with temporary measures European judges...
Politics 02-09-2021

Austria wants to limit refugee influx from Afghanistan and Parisians could swim in the Seine

This week our podcast focuses on a security conference organised by Austria with the Central Asian states to discuss further strategy regarding Afghanistan. Austria and other EU countries are asking Afghanistan’s neighbours to manage migrations flows and prevent a potential...
Agrifood 23-07-2021

A flavour of what’s to come: CAP, animal welfare, gene editing

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team reflects on the biggest stories from this ‘school’ year and the fun to come after the summer break, and we speak with Green MEP Sarah Wiener on turkey welfare and Professor Doreen Boyd from the...
Digital & Media 22-07-2021

Where is the EU semiconductor strategy going?

The economic impact of the semiconductor shortage has prompt all major industrial players to ramp up their investments. We discuss what the EU done so far, and if it is working.
Agrifood 16-07-2021

Fit for 55, carbon farming & Slovenian Presidency

The EURACTIV agrifood team speaks about the Fit for 55, the European Commission’s package of energy and climate laws designed to cut carbon emissions by 55% before the end of the decade, and its implications for the agrifood sector, and we...
Digital & Media 15-07-2021

Right to repair: how sustainable are our electronic devices?

The green and digital transitions rank on top of the EU agenda, but as far as digital devices are concerned, they do not really go together