About: EU

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.
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.

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.
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.
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...
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...
Politics 08-07-2021

Far right leaders want to reform EU, and the promising Sanofi vaccine

Our weekly podcast focuses on a document signed by the leaders of 16 far-right parties across the EU asking for a deep reform of the Union in order to preserve its heritage. To shed some light on what this new “coalition” brings, I spoke with EURACTIV’s Senior Editor Georgi Gotev.
Health 01-07-2021

Delta fears and the EU’s ‘politically suicidal’ carbon market

This week our podcast focuses on the spread of the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant and the threat it poses to Europe’s long-awaited return to normality after almost 18 months of restrictions and lockdowns. What is the World Health Organisation...
Politics 11-06-2021

Transatlantic summits and a Bulgarian organ scandal

Next week, all the lights will be shining over Brussels, where a double summit is taking place. World leaders are hoping to set a key milestone in renewing the transatlantic partnership and maintaining economic ties between the EU and the...
Politics 27-05-2021

EU fury with Belarus and the Turów coal mine dispute

This week, our podcast takes us to Belarus, where a Ryanair passenger plane was forced to land so the Belarusian authorities could detain one of the passengers, the dissident journalist Roman Protasevich.
20-05-2021

Truce calls over Israeli-Palestinian violence and fake EU jobs controversy

This week our podcast focuses on the violent Israeli-Palestinian clashes, the EU’s role in the peace-making process and the political obstacles and differences among the bloc’s members. To shed some light on the latest developments I’m joined today by EURACTIV’s...
Politics 06-05-2021

Press freedom crisis in Greece and COVID-19 travel certificates

This week our podcast takes us to Athens, where things are getting quite shady when it comes to press freedom. Last month there was the mafia-style execution of an investigative reporter, Giorgos Karaivaz, and shortly after that, another journalist, Kostas Vaxevanis, reported to the police that he is receiving death threats.
Brexit 29-04-2021

The EU/UK trade deal and Czech PM slams EU auditors as ‘mafia’

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the ratification of the EU’s post-Brexit trade agreement with the UK. At last, we may be seeing the turning of the page on economic and diplomatic relations between the two...
Global Europe 22-04-2021

Climate law decisions and the phantom paper rocking the Western Balkans

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the outcomes of the climate law negotiations that concluded on Wednesday morning – the EU and US goals, the reactions, and what the future has in store. To find out...
Politics 15-04-2021

Millions spent on consultancy firms and the Northern Ireland crisis

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about how some EURACTIV digging led to discussions and examinations over the Commission’s 462 million-euro contracts with several consultancy firms. We are focusing on the Parliament’s next steps and the MEPs’ actions....
Health 26-03-2021

The EU’s frustration over AstraZeneca and Hungary’s new Chinese jab

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the European Commission’s frustration over slow deliveries of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the next steps planned by the EU. To analyse the latest developments on the topic, we are joined...

EU climate law negotiations and official ban of bird hunting practice 

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the EU climate law negotiations - the progress made so far and the obstacles to reaching an agreement.
Health 05-03-2021

Vaccine ‘travel pass’ and French trial over data protection risks

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the proposed vaccine “travel pass” and the controversy around it. EU countries whose economies depend on tourism seem to be eager to adopt the proposed solution, while others are more...
Energy 25-02-2021

Strategic Compass and the EU’s €440 million failed gas projects

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about Friday’s EU summit, where the leaders are expected to discuss security and defence issues. During the first part of their meeting, they will be joined by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg for...
Digital & Media 02-04-2020

Europe’s COVID-19 App Attack

In a desperate attempt to gain some of a sense of control over the spread of the COVID-19, governments across Europe are looking out to the far-east for lessons on how to trace the spread of the virus.