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Listen to #PolyPod: Can the French Presidency change the EU?

Publisert: 31. januar 2022

France holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union until summer. What does that mean – and how will the French presidency develop European solutions to health and economic challenges, the rise of aggressive powers and climate change?

Listen to the conversation between:

  • Pierre-Mathieu Duhamel, the French Ambassador to Norway
  • Paal Frisvold, EU advisor for SINTEF and EU Climate Pact Ambassador
  • Mette Vågnes Eriksen, Secretary General, Norway’s Polytechnic Society

In this episode you will learn how the EU Council works and which priorities the French leadership have. You will hear about how the new growth model for Europe intend to speed up the green and digital transformation. The participants also discuss the strengthening of the European defence cooperation and the political role of EU to secure peace. A more autonomous EU will also imply changes for Norway, with a number of concrete examples. The Ambassador and the EU advisor also share their personal wishes for the development of Europe under the French Presidency and beyond.

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