POLITICO’s Andrew Grey, Rym Momtaz, Matthew Karnitschnig and Lili Bayer look at Hungary and Poland’s freeze on the EU’s €1.8 trillion long-term price range and coronavirus restoration bundle. How harmful is that this disaster for the EU as an entire and the place may issues go from right here? The panel additionally demystifies the general public spat between French President Emmanuel Macron and German Protection Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer over European strategic autonomy and the way a lot the EU ought to depend upon america for its protection and safety.
Our particular In Focus: Vitality sequence continues with a take a look at COP26 — the annual local weather convention that was set to happen in Glasgow however obtained postponed till subsequent 12 months as a result of coronavirus. POLITICO’s local weather reporters Kalina Oroschakoff and Karl Mathiesen converse to John Murton, the UK’s COP26 envoy, about how the delay has impacted world local weather diplomacy. And we hear from Mohamed Adow, director of vitality and local weather assume tank Energy Shift Africa, about how the coronavirus has affected local weather conversations in Africa and about his hopes for local weather financing.
For this week’s lockdown suggestions, Rym provides the thumbs-up to an unfiltered dialog about what it’s prefer to be a lady within the public sphere, Matt suggests a Chilly Struggle conspiracy-theory-turned-music-mystery podcast sequence, Lili guarantees the brand new season of a sure Netflix royal drama is best than the final, and Andrew comes by means of with not one however two music podcasts for individuals who need a little bit of an escape from politics.