Voices from Brussels

European journalists based in Brussels take you through encounters and interviews to understand what’s brewing in the bloc - a Euranet Plus podcast.

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Episodes

Friday May 24, 2024

Outgoing Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is standing for re-election, but a new mandate is not a foregone conclusion. Vincenzo Genovese looked into this for us. 
 
An episode by Vincenzo Genovese, brought to you by Euranet Plus
 
 
Image: © Alexandros Michailidis - Shutterstock

Monday Apr 29, 2024

With the rise of far-right parties in the polls across Europe, the political choice of the European People's Party, the centre-right party and the largest party in the European Parliament, will be crucial. Vincenzo investigates from Brussels to find out how things might shape up in the next European assembly.
 
An episode by Vincenzo Genovese, brought to you by Euranet Plus.
 
 
Image: EPP Congress in Bucharest on 3 March 2024 © CornelPutan - Shutterstock

Monday Feb 19, 2024

With extreme right parties on the rise across Europe, the next European Parliament will inevitably see an increase in the number of nationalist MEPs. What might that look like?
 
An episode by Vincenzo Genovese, brought to you by Euranet Plus
 
Image: Nicola Procaccini (ECR, Italy) and Marco Zanni (ID, Italy) at an EP plenary session © European Union 2023 - Source : EP

Thursday Jan 11, 2024

The reform of the founding treaties, a long-standing thorn in the side of the European Union, is back on the agenda to meet the challenges of enlargement of the bloc.
An episode by Vincenzo Genovese, brought to you by Euranet Plus.
 
Image © Maxx-Studio / Shutterstock

Friday Nov 24, 2023

While the immigration issue is having a major impact on the functioning of the Schengen area, Bulgaria and Romania are (im)patiently waiting at the borders of the area to enter - but it is not certain that the issue will be resolved by the end of the year.
 
This is the second part of a series of two episodes on the state of play in the Schengen area, by Vincenzo Genovese, brought to you by Euranet Plus.
 
Image © Ducu Rodionoff / Shutterstock
 
 

Friday Oct 27, 2023

The vulnerability of the Schengen area of free movement to the vagaries of European migration policy and the regular exceptions made by member states to its smooth operation have made reform increasingly necessary.
 
This is the first part of a series of two episodes on the state of play in the Schengen area, by Vincenzo Genovese, brought to you by Euranet Plus.
 
Image © Pasquale Senatore on Shutterstock
 

Friday Oct 06, 2023

With the presence of drugs on the rise in Europe, what is the EU doing to put a stop to it and prevent dramatic consequences?
An episode by Léa Marchal, brought to you by Euranet Plus
 
Image: Rudmer Zwerver / Shutterstock

Monday Sep 25, 2023

By financing arms production, the EU is killing two birds with one stone: continuing to support Ukraine and developing its defence industry.
 
An episode by Vincenzo Genovese, brought to you by Euranet Plus
Image: SviatlanaLaza / Shutterstock 

Wednesday Jul 12, 2023

Instead of a European sovereignty fund, Brussels’ new clean tech financing facility falls short of investment expectations.
A podcast by Léa Marchal, brought to you by Euranet Plus.
 
 
 
Image: giSpate / Shutterstock

Thursday Jul 06, 2023

The glimmer of hope brought by the “historic” agreement in the Council on a reform of the Pact on Migration was short-lived, as major obstacles remain.
A podcast by Vincenzo Genovese - brought to you by Euranet Plus.
 
 
Image © Adam Radosavljevic on Shutterstock

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