Pre-summit analysis of the European Council meeting on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 June in Brussels, featuring EPC's leading European politics expert Janis A. Emmanouilidis.
Michael Cramer - chair of the European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee - discusses the most pressing EU transport issues.
Environment & Transport
Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, discusses the challenge of reaching a global climate deal in Paris later this year.
Karl Falkenberg (European Commission), Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy MEP and Andy Doran (Novelis) debate the question: "How can Europe capitalise on the Circular Economy?"
Bernd Lange, Chair of the European Parliament's International Trade Committee, discusses the trade priorities for the new parliamentary term.
Foreign Affairs & Trade
Achim Steiner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) talks about the development goals, targets and indicators that are to frame UN member states' policies over the next 15 years.
Renowned US economist Jeremy Rifkin discusses the shift towards the “Third Industrial Revolution” and the need to develop a more sustainable and ecologically-based agricultural production system.
Food & Agriculture
Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan discusses the role of the EU in addressing global agriculture challenges.
How should Europe respond to tax evasion after the LuxLeaks scandal? Watch this video explaining the main options in 95 seconds.
Financial & Competition
Janez Potočnik, former Environment Commissioner and new FFA chairman, talks about the future challenges facing the global agricultural sector.
Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, the Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, expects Ukraine to forge closer ties with the European Union, leaving Ukraine-Russia relations in a dire state.
Dara Murphy, Ireland's Minister for Data Protection and European Affairs, discusses the key aspects of the European Data Protection Regulation.
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Hughes Belin investigates the prospects of the Energy Union strategy and its governance structure, as well as the barriers that need to be overcome for the Energy Union to succeed.
Watch this video explaining the troubled history of EU Circular Economy legislation. What can be expected from the new proposal, after the Circular Economy package was withdrawn in February 2015?
Watch this video explaining the debate raging around the Investor to State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause of TTIP, the proposed EU-US trade deal.
Tatiana Mitrova, Head of the Oil & Gas Department at the Energy Research Institute in Moscow, analyses the consequences of troubled EU-Russia relations for energy trade.
Viviane Reding MEP - the European Parliament's Rapporteur on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) - discusses the challenges and perspectives of the TiSA.
Marietje Schaake MEP critically analyses progress on digital and tech developments: Digital Single Market, Telecoms Package, Net Neutrality & end of the roaming charges.
Nils Torvalds, the European Parliament's rapporteur on Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC), discusses the future of biofuels.
Julia Reda MEP talks about the implementation of the EU’s current copyright law (InfoSoc Directive) and discusses how it could be improved.
Jennifer Baker is joined by Paul Nemitz, Jan Philipp Albrecht MEP & Pat Walshe to debate the question: "Can the next EU regulation guarantee data protection for all?"
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