Can Viktor Orban be beaten at the ballot box?

Next Spring, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the EU's most controversial leader, will seek a new mandate. His grip on power in Budapest is tight, covering the parliament, the media and the economy. His opponents…
HARDtalk

Why has Germany suspended Russian gas to Europe?

Germany has suspended approval for the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline which would bring Russian gas to Europe. The project is complete and ready to supply energy to the region, so why is it…
THE INSIDE STORY PODCAST

The media, disinformation and the DSA

The passage of an amendment to the proposed Digital Services Act (DSA) has stirred debate between the media sector and those working in anti-disinformation fields over just how much content moderation power online platforms should…
Digital Brief

Biden on the world stage

Act 1 of the President’s European trip featured meetings with the Pope and French President Macron -- the latter following last month’s big dustup over a controversial submarine deal. The early reviews are in. Plus,…
Inside Politics

French connection: Macron’s plans for Europe

Last week, French president Emmanuel Marcon presented a massive investment plan – “France 2030”. The roadmap sketches out France’s digital and green transformation and is meant to set up the country – as well as…
Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Hungary’s would-be PM — Rule-of-law ripples — German coalition talks

We talk to Péter Márki-Zay, the man chosen by Hungarian opposition parties to take on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Also in this episode, we have an update on the EU's rule-of-law battle and get you…
POLITICO's EU Confidential

How Germany should move on from Merkel

In this week’s Centre for European Reform podcast, our chief economist Christian Odendahl is joined by CER’s director of foreign policy, Ian Bond, and research fellows Elisabetta Cornago and Zach Meyers. They consider Europe’s current…
ECFR ON AIR

Is Olaf Scholz the German Joe Biden?

On this episode of Ones and Tooze, Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze discuss the results of the German election and the economic policies of the winner, Olaf Scholz, of the Social Democratic Party. Also: Why…
Ones and Tooze

Germany’s fractured future

Sixteen years of Angela Merkel in Germany have ended in an election with a three-way split, and nothing yet is settled – including the legacy of Merkel, whose stability helped reshape a continent. The possible…
THE TAKE

Will German Elections Set a New Direction after Merkel?

German voters prioritized stability in the first post-Merkel election—voting for the party who most emulated the former chancellor’s approach to government, the Social Democrats (SPD), instead of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU). What does the…
Deep Dish Podcast

Who is Olaf Scholz? — German election aftermath — EU-US trade and tech push

We dive into the aftermath of the German election and take a closer look at Olaf Scholz, the favorite to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor. We also unpack a new push by the EU and…
POLITICO's EU Confidential

German Elections and Future of Euro Leadership

CSIS’s Europe and Eurasia Program director Heather Conley joins the podcast to discuss the German elections and what they mean for Germany and greater Europe’s future as well as its relationship with the United States.
The Truth of the Matter