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The future of the EU | Altamar podcast interview with Erik Jones

Erik Jones was interviewed in the latest episode of the Altamar podcast to discuss how political shifts in France, Germany and Italy will impact the EU and the larger continent in general.

08/07/2021 | News - Podcast

Erik Jones, incoming director of the Robert Schuman Centre and current director of European and Eurasian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, sat down with Peter Schechter (former Atlantic Council senior vice president) and Muni Jensen (award-winning journalist), co-hosts of the Altmar podcast.

In their subsequent 30 minute discussion, Jones discussed how ongoing changes in major European nations such as France, Germany and Italy will impact the union, and shares his opinions on whether Europeans are united when it comes to critical foreign policy issues such as China.

“[Europe is] going through a bunch of different things, and we can highlight all the bad things that each different place is going through … but the fact of the matter is that there are lots of good things going on in Europe as well. Good things that are related to the recovery that’s about to set in, good things associated with the amount of solidarity that they were able to show during the crisis, and in terms of their ability to project themselves toward the outside world. So I think there’s bad, but there’s also good in this big confusing place called Europe,” said Jones.

Visit the Brink News website to listen to the full conversation. 

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