Our slightly-later version of this week’s EU Confidential involves you from on-the-ground at the European Council — the place the EU’s 27 leaders are discussing matters starting from safety ensures for Ukraine, to migration and the bloc’s place on China. But current information out of Russia has many involved about instability in the area.
POLITICO’s senior reporters Lili Bayer and Jacopo Barigazzi sit down with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda to debate his issues about potential Wagner forces in neighboring Belarus — and the risk that would pose for the EU.
Then, host Suzanne Lynch is joined by Senior France Correspondent Clea Caulcutt, Senior Trade Reporter Barbara Moens and Senior Politics Reporter Hans von der Burchard to debate safety ensures for Ukraine, migration and the EU’s place on delicate applied sciences made in China.
And in the second half of the podcast, we pivot away from the European Council and listen to from Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf. During a go to to Brussels earlier this week, he makes it clear that the EU shouldn’t shut the door to Scottish membership in the European Union.
Programming observe: The subsequent bonus episode of our EU Confidential in focus collection on HIV will drop in your feed subsequent Tuesday. Our well being care colleague Ashleigh Furlong tackles the difficult matter of criminalization round HIV.