EU to go - der Podcast für Europapolitik
Good news for the German-speaking community: Beginning of October 2020, we launch our new German Podcast series "EU to go". In 20 to 30 minutes, we offer you compact background information and sharp, concise analyses of current EU politics. Once every month, our moderator Dr. Thu Nguyen looks at the bigger picture behind the news with one of our experts from the Jacques Delors Centre and asks for concrete ideas for the future.
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Episode 4: The German Council Presidency in a pandemic paradox
In the fourth episode of EU to go, Thu Nguyen and Nicole Koenig talk about the German Council Presidency in a pandemic paradox. Resolving the budget dispute, settling Brexit, deciding on the reconstruction instrument - the expectations on Germany as "crisis manager" in the middle of the Corona pandemic were very high. At the same time, it was already clear that this would not be easy with a Corona diplomacy over the screen. Nicole Koenig and Thu Nguyen discuss not only the challenges, but also the achievements of the German Council Presidency 2020.
Episode 3: Biden and the EU - A return of the West?
In the third episode, Thu Nguyen talks to Nils Redeker and Anna Stahl about the importance of Joe Biden's election for the EU. What is the current state of transatlantic relations? Can we talk of a return of the West after four years of Trump? With the transition to the Biden administration, the first personal details of the new government have been announced. These point to a new tone in the White House, with a clear commitment to multilateralism. But will the course in the White House also change, or just the tone? After all, issues like trade policy or relations with China in particular remain controversial in transatlantic relations.
Episode 2: Paris-Berlin: Pretty good friends?
In the second episode of EU to go "Paris-Berlin: Pretty good friends?", Thu Nguyen talks to Henriette Heimbach about the state of Franco-German friendship and its role as a motor of European integration. Germany and France, the European showpiece couple, have been in a serious crisis in recent years. But Corona, of all things, seems to bring new energy to the relationship.
Episode 1: That dear money
In the first episode, Thu Nguyen and Lucas Guttenberg take an in-depth look at the EU budget and the Commission’s proposal for a recovery fund. Praised as “historical”, the compromise between the heads of state and government in July means that the EU will issue common debt for the first time in its history. While negotiations continue in Brussels, many issues remain unanswered, including the question of the rule of law. Tune in to understand the most important questions: What is the state of negotiations, what are the contested issues, and what are the steps ahead now after the summer?