Marking two years of COVID-19

Earlier this week marked two years since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the WHO European Region. In this episode we speak with a frontline healthcare worker, the importance of vaccination and find…
Health in Europe

Episode 95: COVID-19 update, and how NATO survived Trump

As the new omicron variant spreads across the globe, and vaccine distribution continues to reveal inequities between the global North and South, Mariana catches up with Rob Yates (Director of the Global Health Programme at…
Chatham House

How South Africa discovered COVID variant Omicron

Today we’re assessing the global reaction to the Omicron variant and the allegations of injustice that surround it.

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…

The EU recovery fund – state of play and outlook

"Live from the Annual Meetings: Bruegel Director Guntram Wolff discusses the EU recovery fund, its state of play and outlook with Nadia Calviño, First Vice-President and Minister for Economy and Digitalization of Spain and Professor…
The Sound of Economics

Does the Global Economic Recovery Depend on Southeast Asia?

Economist Trinh Nguyen joins Doug this week to discuss Southeast Asia and the future of the global economic recovery.
The World Unpacked

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.
Beyond the Byline

Restarting the economy?

"While the end of the pandemic is still far, the economy will have to restart. When COVID-19 struck last spring, European governments rapidly implemented measures to keep businesses afloat. Did those policies support productive firms…
The Sound of Economics