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Nov 28, 2022

The Russian war in Ukraine and Europe's current energy crisis are inextricably linked. Recent crisis-response techniques in the European Union appear to have been successful for the continent, resulting in just enough stored energy to survive through the coming winter. Looking ahead, medium- and long-term...


Nov 16, 2022

While an increasingly erratic climate demands environmental action and mitigation measures, the pandemic and war in Ukraine underscore serious vulnerabilities in global supply chains. In this context, we focus on two areas at the center of the transatlantic agenda — sustainability and resilience. Recent legislative...


Nov 1, 2022

EU Commissioner for the Economy and former Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni recently joined the Europe Desk to discuss the state of the economy and the proposed recovery strategies. We asked him about potential fragmentation amongst EU Member States and what this means for solidarity. We also asked him about...


Oct 18, 2022

European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly recently joined The Europe Desk to discuss her work on ethics, lobbying, whistleblowing, transparency in law-making, and good practices in EU public administration.

The Europe Desk is a podcast from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington,...


Oct 4, 2022

The month of September saw multiple elections taking place across Europe, with two especially high-profile contests in the United Kingdom and in Italy. In this episode, POLITICO Europe’s Suzanne Lynch joined us to break down the results of each contest, what they mean for the domestic politics of each country, and...