EU fury with Belarus and the Turów coal mine dispute

This week, our podcast takes us to Belarus, where a Ryanair plane was forced to land so the Belarusian authorities could detain one of the passengers, the dissident journalist Roman Protasevich.

The event provoked furious reactions from the EU, which described it as an act of state terrorism and slapped fresh sanctions on the rogue state. To shed some light on the story, I’m joined today by EURACTIV senior editor Georgi Gotev.

And back in Brussels, we’re talking about the European Council summit and the outcome of the talks on climate – more specifically, on the greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

One of the main topics was the dispute around the Turów coal mine in Poland and the impact it has on the environment, economy and society. To hear more on that, I spoke with EURACTIV’s energy and environment reporter Kira Taylor.

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