Christine Lagarde: the ECB chief talks COVID, climate and crypto

The president of the European Central Bank, ranked the world’s second most powerful woman by Forbes, chats with World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab about what the world needs to do to…
The World Economic Forum

Nadia Calviño: Is Europe too fragmented to shape the 21st Century?

The covid pandemic and emerging superpower rivalries have presented the EU with troubling questions. Stephen Sackur speaks to Spain's Deputy Prime Minister and Economy minister Nadia Calviño. Is Europe too inward looking and too fragmented…
HARDtalk

Methane: The other greenhouse gas

The latest UN climate report concludes that while carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main driver of global warming, another gas - methane - is likely responsible for between 30-50% of the current rise in temperatures.…
The Real Story

Hydrogen: A climate game-changer?

"With less than six months to go before the next big climate conference (COP26) in Scotland, the world's major polluters are under pressure to significantly increase their ability to cut greenhouse gas emissions. One of…
The Real Story

Where is Germany going? The future of Europe’s sleeping giant after the Merkel era

The fight is on to replace Germany's centrist chancellor, Angela Merkel, who is stepping down after dominating the country's political scene for a decade and a half. With new elections scheduled for September will Germany…
Another Europe is Possible

Germany after Merkel

Angela Merkel is the longest serving leader in the European Union. Known as Mutti, or mother, to her supporters, Merkel is credited with keeping Germany stable in the midst of global and European crises with…
The Real Story

CER podcast: Russia and Ukraine: A worsening crisis?

Seven years after Russia illegally annexed Crimea, conflict between Russia and Ukraine has resurged, with Putin deploying Russian regular forces along Ukraine's eastern border. In this podcast episode, the CER's director Charles Grant speaks to…
Centre for European Reform

The future defense of Europe

This episode features a discussion with retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges. He served until 2017 as the commanding general of US Army Europe and now holds the pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center…
The World Economic Forum

The Digital Decade

This week, we take a look into the thinking behind the Commission's recently published plans for their so-called 'Digital Decade' targets, and we probe perhaps the blindspots that the EU executive hasn't yet addressed in…
Digital Brief

Valdis Dombrovskis: Is the EU ready to aggressively defend its interests?

Stephen Sackur speaks to the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President with responsibility for the economy and trade, Valdis Dombrovskis. Protectionism and nationalism are on the rise in global trade. With the US and China locked in…
HARDtalk

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

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about Friday’s summit, where the EU leaders are expected to discuss security and defence issues. During the first part of their meeting, they will be joined…
Beyond the Byline

Special episode: After inauguration, what’s next for the US?

Donald Trump is leaving office today as Joseph Biden assumes the presidency and command over a deeply divided nation. But the transfer of power is taking place under military presence as scores of National Guard…
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