Agrifood Brief

State of the Union, fertiliser crisis, deforestation

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team comments on the agri-food parts of the State of the Union address delivered by Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and we question agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski about the current…
Agrifood Brief

Assessing the State of the Union 2022

In this episode, we look at the State of the Union address delivered by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. On 14 September 2022 Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European…
The Sound of Economics

Re-revisiting the European Union’s energy crisis. Where did it all go wrong?

Europe’s energy system faces unprecedented physical and institutional stress. Jeromin Zettelmeyer sits down with Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann to discuss the causes of the problem, and what solutions could be offered. Simone and Georg…
The Sound of Economics

Can Britain’s new prime minister solve an Economic crisis?

The new leader of the Conservative Party, Liz Truss, faces an enormous task. Britain is contending with soaring energy bills, double-digit inflation and the unresolved backwash of Brexit. Host Anne McElvoy asks Lord Razzall and…
The Economist

AI Act and the Brussels effect

The EU strives to set the international standard with its AI regulation. But how likely is it that the EU rules will become internationally adopted? And under which conditions could that happen? We discussed how…
The Tech Brief

The open-source intelligence war

Six months have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. It is arguably the most transparent conflict ever, thanks to publicly available satellite data and social media. How has open-source intelligence (OSINT) shaped the war? The Economist’s…
The Economist

Another world is possible: The transformative power of political imagination

In his recent book “Another World Is Possible”, Geoff Mulgan – professor of collective intelligence, public policy, and social innovation at University College London – identifies a crisis that does not usually feature prominently in…
Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Money Talks: Fragile Economies

From Sri Lanka to Pakistan, El Salvador to Ghana, Egypt to Tunisia, some emerging economies are feeling the pain of rising commodity prices, higher interest rates and a strong dollar. Is a wave of historic…
The Economist

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