Macron 2.0 – Brussels vs. Budapest – Climate changes Spanish politics – POLITICO

We take a long-term look at the success of Emmanuel Macron and the rise of Marine Le Pen, unpack an EU move that could cut funding for Hungary for failing to uphold the rule of law, and delve into the impact of climate change on Spanish politics.

[1:43] POLITICO’s Nicholas Vinocur, a longtime supporter of French politics, joins Andrew Gray to discuss Macron’s victory in the French presidential election and the achievements of far-right leader Le Pen – and what each could mean for Europe. (Nick mentions this story from our reporters about EU hopes and fears surrounding Macron. You can read more coverage of the French election here.)

[9:12] POLITICO’s Matthew Karnitschnig and Lili Bayer join the panel to reflect on the defeat of another right-wing populist European leader: Slovenia’s Trump-loving Prime Minister Janez Janša. They are also discussing the European Commission’s unprecedented move to trigger a process that could cut EU funds to Hungary over rule-of-law violations.

[17:50] Our Senior Climate Correspondent Karl Mathiesen takes us on a trip to Andalusia. Speaking to our Executive Producer Cristina Gonzalez, Karl explains how the far-right Vox party is using climate change to woo local farmers, thereby changing the dynamics of Spanish politics. Read Karl’s full story here and discover POLITICO’s new series “Climate, Changed”.

This episode featured music by Peter Walker with Jack Roselive dublab “sprout session” and Sunsearcher, “Flamenco rhythm.” Macron 2.0 - Brussels vs. Budapest - Climate changes Spanish politics - POLITICO

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