Italy’s right-wing nationalists on the rise

Italians go to the polls on 25 September after the collapse of the country’s 69th government in just 77 years. Polls suggest a conservative coalition - likely led by the right wing nationalist Brothers of…
The Real Story

Why Do Italian Governments Collapse So Often?

The country has had 67 governments in the past 75 years. Why are Italian politics so chronically unstable, and what does the economy have to do with it?
Ones and Tooze
Agrifood Brief

Agrifood Podcast: Droughts, derogations & dirty deals

This week in our last agrifood podcast of the season, EURACTIV’s agrifood team looks ahead at the key topics of the summer, including the impact that drought is having, and will continue to have, on…
Agrifood Brief

Winter is coming: Europe’s energy transition and the war in Ukraine

Can Europe remain true to its climate agenda despite Russia’s war in Ukraine?
Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Beijing fears social unrest from property crisis

The Bank of England is set to consider its biggest rate rise in more than 25 years, the EU and UK are easing up on Russian oil restrictions to keep gas prices from spiking, and…
FT News Briefing

Securing the supply of semiconductors to Europe

An assessment of the EU Chips Act. Drawing lessons from the ongoing shortages in chip supply, the United States, China and the European Union are adopting industrial policies to secure semiconductor supply chains as well…
The Sound of Economics

Japan’s post-Abe future, Europe’s currency problem

The assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is an end of an economic era. In this Viewsroom podcast, Breakingviews columnists debate how his party’s success could bring about big spending. Also, the euro’s decline…

Money Talks: The backlash against ESG

One of the hottest areas of investing in recent years has been ESG: using environmental, social, and governance metrics as ways to assess potential investments. But the idea that you can make profits with purpose…
The Economist

ESG is more of a muddle than a fiddle

Environmental, social and governance investing is under the spotlight. In this episode of The Exchange podcast, Bridgewater’s sustainable finance gurus Karen Karniol-Tambour and Carsten Stendevad explain how ESG’s main problem is a lack of clarity…

Euro and dollar parity: what does it mean? / Turmoil and scandal in French politics

In EURACTIV’s last episode of Beyond the Byline before the summer holidays, we are addressing the turmoil in French politics. With Emmanuel Macron struggling to set up a functioning government, we look at whether a…
Beyond the Byline

Chips Act: supply chain monitoring versus value chain mapping

Julia Hess and Jan-Peter Kleinhans, Technology and Geopolitics experts at the German Think Tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, share their assessment of the Chips Act as it is proposed and explain what they would change, particularly in pillar…
The Tech Brief

National AI strategies

The Commission’s Joint Research Centre recently published a report with a comparative analysis of the national strategies on Artificial Intelligence across the EU. We discuss the topic with Raquel Jorge, one of the report’s authors, diving into…
The Tech Brief