Germany’s Zeitenwende: what does it mean for Europe?

German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is facing criticism for not meeting the expectations he created with his Zeitenwende speech. But how fair is this criticism? Mark Leonard ponders this question and others with some of his…
Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

EU meets in Versailles over Ukraine and Russian embassies ‘retaliate’ after EU sanctions

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on the informal summit of EU leaders this Thursday in Versailles. What can we expect from the meeting, and what options are the EU considering for the…
Beyond the Byline

The stalled green transition

The US and UK banned Russian oil and gas imports on Tuesday to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine, the stalled green revolution, and Russians are fleeing the country.
FT News Briefing

Europe’s energy future beyond Russia

The war in Ukraine has cast a spotlight on Europe's energy dependency on Russia. Nearly half of Europe’s gas, along with petroleum and coal, come from the Russian Federation. But with no resolution to the…
The Real Story

War in Ukraine: China-Russia relations

"A special episode of the Sound of Economics Live on China-Russia relations in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While most of the world condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine, China abstained, but…
The Sound of Economics

Can Europe have its own military power?

"How can Europe protect itself from Russian blackmail? The European Union and other major economies have imposed swift, broad and devastating sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But given Europe’s energy dependence on…
THE INSIDE STORY PODCAST

Europe’s recovery budget

"A conversation with Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Committee on Budgets Johan Van Overtveldt. Bruegel’s Director Guntram Wolff is joined by MEP Johan Van Overtveldt, Chair of Committee on Budgets in…
The Sound of Economics

Europe’s recovery budget

"A conversation with Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Committee on Budgets Johan Van Overtveldt. Bruegel’s Director Guntram Wolff is joined by MEP Johan Van Overtveldt, Chair of Committee on Budgets in…
The Sound of Economics

Is war between Russia and Ukraine inevitable?

Russia insists it won't invade Ukraine, but the US and its allies say the signs suggest otherwise. Shelling has intensified in eastern Ukraine, while diplomatic talks for Russia to de-escalate appear to be going nowhere.…
THE INSIDE STORY PODCAST

Germany’s Foreign Policy, With Liana Fix

Liana Fix, resident fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how Germany’s new government is approaching foreign policy.
The President's Inbox

Maastricht at 30

"How has this founding treaty changed European integration? On 7 February 1992, twelve states signed the Maastricht Treaty, the foundation treaty of the European Union. As the treaty enters its 30s, what has it achieved?…
The Sound of Economics