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Just when we though that the situation in the world is getting safer, now comes Omicron variant. First detected in South Africa, it is now spreading out to many other countries around the world. It seems to be much more contagious than the Delta variant, with plenty of mutations. It has shaken the financial markets, there is already a number of new travel restrictions in various countries, so the question is - what will happen in the next weeks as we sail towards the holidays? How will the EU react? In today's episode Chris Burns talked to Dr. Peter Liese MEP, member of the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Tune in! And if you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed in this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu.

Dec 3

27 min 50 sec

Men die younger than women. This statistic is true for every country around the globe. The reasons behind such a statistic are numerous, but one of them is the simple fact that men seek less professional help than women regarding  both their physical and mental health. Why is this so? In honour of Movember, the month dedicated to men’s health awareness, we have talked to several experts on the topic - MEP Tom Vandenkendelaere, Dr. Ian Roberts from Trinity College Dublin and Dr. Gavin Keane, founder of MensHealth.ie, a GP clinic specialised for men. Tune in! And if you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed in this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu (https://www.eppgroup.eu).

Nov 30

31 min 35 sec

The situation on the Belarus border is far from being resolved. Everyday there are new reports of illegal migrants trying to force their way into EU member countries. What can the EU do about this? How can it prevent Belarus from capitalizing, hybridizing and weaponizing migrants for its its own benefit? In this week's episode, Chris Burns is joined by Riho Terras, an Estonian Member of the European Parliament, a General, and Estonia's Defence Chief from 2011-2018. Don't miss it! And if you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed in this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu.

Nov 23

23 min 7 sec

COP26 in Glasgow was two weeks of tough talks on how to cut emissions to avoid a climate catastrophe. Everybody is pretty much on the same page to do that. But will this COP26 actually be effective in slashing carbon emissions in time before we see a more than 1.5 degree rise in pre-industrial temperatures?  In Glasgow, Chris Burns talked to EPP Group  MEPs Esther de Lange and Lidia Pereira to get their insight into what was going on. Don't miss it! And if you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed in this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu (https://www.eppgroup.eu).

Nov 17

33 min 52 sec

Despite the efforts made by professionals, discourse on mental health is to a certain degree still considered a stigma. But why? If we are so invested in our physical health, why aren’t we just as invested in our mental health? Because of this stigma, we will continue bringing you conversations such as the one in this week’s podcast episode. A few weeks ago, our host Jack Parrock brought together three amazing experts on this topic - Dr. Teresa D’Oliveira from King's College London, Jennifer Oroilidis from Mental Health Europe, and the EPP Group MEP Maria Walsh, a vocal advocate on mental health discourse. Don’t miss it! And if you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed in this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu (https://www.eppgroup.eu).

Nov 9

50 min 20 sec

Even though the Polish Government says it doesn't want to see Poland leave the EU, its actions often tell a completely different story. Courts packed with politically eligible individuals, blatant disrespect for the primacy of EU law, controversial legislation and tribunal rulings. All this has forced the people of Poland to take to the streets, and has also caused friction between the Polish Government and the EU Institutions. During the last plenary session in Strasbourg, Prime Minister Morawiecki stood in front of the European Parliament and members of the Commission. We have recorded a recap of the recent tensions between Brussels and Warsaw with MEPs Radosław Sikorski and Jeroen Lenaers. Tune in! And if you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed in this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/

Nov 2

24 min 41 sec

In this week’s episode, our host Georgina Wright is joined by Lidia Pereira, a Member of the European Parliament since 2019 and President of the Youth of the European People's Party; Monika Grzegorczyk, a researcher at the Brussels based think tank Bruegel; and Marc Steiert, a researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. Throughout the discussion they raised some important points on youth unemployment, which has increased dramatically during the pandemic. According to a recent European Parliament report, 1,1 million young people aged 15 to 24 - and a further one million young people aged 25 to 29 - lost their jobs between the end of 2019 and the first quarter of 2021.  So what could the EU do to help? Tune in! If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup  For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/

Oct 26

31 min 37 sec

In this week's episode we are discussing the impact of the Farm to Fork Strategy. The European Commission proposed Farm to Fork and it is expected to set certain targets, including cutting pesticide use in half and reducing the use of mineral fertilisers by 20 percent.  But - what will be the impact of these measures both on farmers and on consumers? Our host Chris Burns looked for the answer to this question with a Finnish farmer, Susanna Suonio, Herbert Dorfmann MEP and Prof. Dr. Christian Henning, who has done an actual study on the impact of the Farm to Fork Strategy. Don't miss it! If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed in this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu

Oct 19

28 min 17 sec

In this week's episode, we are bringing you a talk about the future of EU-US relations.  In light of the recent events in Afghanistan, but also in light of the AUKUS deal, the alliance between the USA, the UK and Australia, which involved a submarine deal worth billions that replaced a French deal on submarines, it's obvious that relations between Europe and the United States have taken a hit.  Where might all this take us and what should we expect? Our host Chris Burns and MEP Radosław Sikorski engaged in an interesting discussion on the subject.  If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed in this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/

Oct 8

18 min 7 sec

What do spyware and disinformation have in common? They are both a part of malicious attacks on the EU from the outside world. In this week’s episode, we are talking about these two threats. Are your phones in danger? Is that thing you read yesterday really true? Our host Chris Burns sat down with Vlado Bilcik MEP, and Monika Richter, Head of Research and Analysis at Semantic Visions, to get some answers. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/

Oct 1

22 min 37 sec

Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. Over 355.000 women in the EU's 27 countries were estimated to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020. It amounts to 13,3 percent of all cancer diagnoses.  In this podcast, you're going to hear from three women who are each playing a different but important role in the fight against breast cancer. Dr. Isabel Rubio is the Head of Breast Surgical Oncology at Clinica Universidad de Navarra in Madrid, Spain. She has a real insight into what's going on in hospitals right now.  Barbara Wilson is a highly experienced senior HR professional and herself a breast cancer survivor. She set up an organisation in the UK called Working With Cancer, which is all about helping employees and employers deal with the issues that cancer raises in the workplace, providing all sides with education and support.  And Deirdre Clune, a prominent Irish Member of the European Parliament who sits with the EPP Group. She's a leading figure in the Parliament's Special Committee on Beating Cancer. In this podcast, we're talking about screening and early detection, the effect COVID-19 has had on fighting cancer and what the EU's role is in all of it. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/ (https://www.eppgroup.eu/)

Sep 24

30 min 46 sec

The latest developments in Afghanistan have, once again, urged another global discussion on security and defence. And while most will automatically think of NATO on this topic, we can't go on without asking - what about the EU? What about European defence? In our latest podcast episode, Georgina Wright sat down for a talk with MEP Arnaud Danjean, and Claudia Major from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. The three of them raised several important questions during their discussion - where and how should Europe stand in matters of defence? If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup  For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/

Sep 17

39 min 39 sec

Enlargement is often considered one of the EU's most powerful policy tools. But is it the right time for the EU to welcome new Member States? And what do citizens think about it? Are we ready? Especially given the fact that the EU is still recovering from several crises it has encountered over the past decade. In the latest episode of the EPP Group's podcast series 'What's next for the EU?', Georgina Wright discusses these exact questions with Karlo Ressler MEP, a Croatian politician, former adviser and Member of the European Parliament since 2019, and Joanna Hosa, Deputy Director of the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup  For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/

Jul 26

21 min 36 sec

Hate speech online against women is a growing problem, which perpetuates and exacerbates gender inequality. In fact, 1 in 10 women in Europe have experienced some kind of cyber violence since the age of 15.  And many of those who suffered it changed their habits in the online space by: censoring themselves online, opting out of participation and  limiting their engagement in our societies.  On this EPP Group podcast episode, Karen Coleman delves deeper into this problem to better understand: What is it? What causes it? What effect does it have on us? What can social networks & EU legislation do to eradicate hate speech online against women?  She talks to - Roberta Metsola MEP, Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, Councillor Yemi Adenuga, Founder of Sheroes Global, Asha Allen, Policy and Campaigns Officer at the European Women’s Lobby, Professor Sara De Vido, Law Professor at the University of Venice, expert on Legal Frameworks related to Violence Against Women, and Marisa Jiménez Martín, Director of Public Policy and Deputy Head of EU Affairs, Facebook - to answer these questions and give some solutions. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup (https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup)  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/ (https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/)  Twitter: https://twitter.com/EPPGroup (https://twitter.com/EPPGroup)  For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/ (https://www.eppgroup.eu/)

Jul 16

49 min

Defence research has laid the groundwork for some of our greatest technological leaps – including the modern Internet. However, in the past ten years, with the advent of deep-learning techniques, massive processing power, huge databases and near-real time information, AI has started to have profound implications for the defence world.  Yet according to the European Defence Agency, few European Member States have a dedicated AI strategy for defence, instead just referencing defence in their national AI strategies. This means that joined-up thinking on this issue across the EU is challenging. Member States should work together to identify defence applications where AI can be truly helpful, where it might have incremental improvements and where we should be wary of using it. Jennifer Baker talks to MEP Riho Terras along with Estonian IT visionary Taavi Kotka, and Fabrice Pothier from Rasmussen Global. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup  Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/ (https://www.eppgroup.eu/).

Jul 9

24 min 35 sec

Today, the European Union is facing many challenges, probably more than ever before.  Inevitable changes are required to tackle the pandemic, the climate crisis, and to remain competitive in a world of turmoil. The EU has launched a new Conference on the Future of Europe, designed to ask the citizens what they want and what they expect from the EU.  To keep up with the conference, the EPP Group has launched a new podcast series: 'What's next for the EU?' in which our moderator, Georgina Wright, Head of the EU Programme in the Paris-based think-tank Institute Montaigne, will talk about what Europe should look like in the future, with some prominent guests. In the first episode, she was joined by Alain Lamassoure, a French politician, and former Member of the European Parliament, and Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti, Assistant Professor at the City University of New York. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup  For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/

Jul 2

27 min 10 sec

In a moment of history where the world is tackling covid crisis, cyber threats and other global challenges, it’s vital to talk about the Future of Europe. How can we recover from this crisis? How can we defend ourselves from the cyber warfare? How can we create more equality on EU level?  We looked for answers to these questions in our latest episode on the Future of Europe. Listen to our guests Klaus Iohannis, Manfred Weber and Siegfried Muresan talk about EU reform. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup  Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/  

Jun 25

43 min 29 sec

There have been many challenges in the history of the European Union, but now, as Europe is still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, the question in which direction we are heading seems more vital than ever. Join us for a new episode of our podcast in which the former president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker joined EPP Group's Chairman Manfred Weber in a discussion on the Future of Europe. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup  Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/  

Jun 18

45 min 32 sec

This week’s episode of the EPP Group podcast on the Rights of the Child looks at the issue of child empowerment. How listened-to do children feel today compared to 10 or 20 years ago? How do children in Europe fare compared to the rest of the world, and what more can we do? To discuss all this and the potential solutions,  we are joined by MEPs Roberta Metsola and Eva Kopacz and Jana Hainsworth, Secretary-General of Eurochild.  If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup  For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/

Jun 11

29 min 46 sec

The EU should support pro-democracy Russians by tightening the screws on Putin's associates with tougher sanctions while deepening ties with countries like Ukraine to show the benefits of democracy, say exiled Russian dissident Mikhaïl Khodorkovsky and EPP Group MEP Andrius Kubilius, a former Lithuanian Prime Minister.  Listen to their podcast as they also discuss the capture of Belarusian blogger Roman Protasevich and the upcoming September elections in Russia. What should be the opposition's strategy? And what should be the EU's approach?  If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup ( https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup) Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup ( https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup) Twitter:https://twitter.com/eppgroup ( https://twitter.com/eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/

Jun 4

35 min 35 sec

Data is the driving force behind innovation, particularly in Artificial Intelligence. But there are many different sorts of data – from commercial data, to personal data, big open source public data, to metadata – and how it is mined, managed and made useful has a huge impact on how successful the resulting AI programs will be. Getting access to the various types of data is a challenge that could potentially be overcome by EU guidelines. But at the same time, data flows freely globally and Europe cannot afford to become a walled garden. In the new episode of the EPP Group podcast, Jennifer Baker talks to MEPs Eva Maydell, Angelika Niebler and Christian Ehler about the challenges and potential solutions. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup  Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/  

May 28

29 min 35 sec

With malicious social networks sabotaging elections and the fight against Covid, there are calls for tougher regulations to rein in disinformation on the social networks. In this EPP Group podcast, MEPs Sabine Verheyen and Vlado Bilčík talk with the head of LieDetectors.org, Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, about quick fixes and longer-term action.  As more elections approach in the EU this year and as Europe struggles to put the pandemic behind it, the issue is critical and urgent. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup  Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/  

May 21

30 min 50 sec

In 2016, more than half the child sex abuse material hosted globally was in Europe, so there is still some way to go to make children safe online. We look at the issues of cybercrime and digital literacy. Future generations must be able to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by digital technologies and this means teaching children how to protect themselves online, but also how to navigate the online world critically so they don't become prey to disinformation or conspiracy campaigns. We also need to tackle online child sex abuse. The dark web has allowed networks to proliferate in exchanging this material, and social media sites can often be a gateway for grooming vulnerable children. To discuss all this and the potential solutions, we are joined by MEPs Frances Fitzgerald and Sabine Verheyen and from Europol, Head of Operations of the Cybercrime Unit, Fernando Ruiz Pérez. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup (https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup ) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup (https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup ) Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup (https://twitter.com/eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/%C2%A0 (https://www.eppgroup.eu/  )

May 12

32 min 24 sec

In a post-Brexit Europe, the idea is to reconnect European citizens with the decision-making process in Brussels and Strasbourg - to give the people their say in how the EU should function. The plan is now in action with an EU digital portal being used where citizens can give their views online - the EU promises every single one will be read. With the Conference on the Future of Europe getting into full swing on 9 May, we delve into a major discussion with EPP Group Chairman, Manfred Weber, and the head of the Group’s task force, Paulo Rangel MEP. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup (https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup ) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup (https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup ) Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup (https://twitter.com/eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/%C2%A0 (https://www.eppgroup.eu/  )

May 7

24 min 43 sec

With the new EU-UK trade accord getting the green light from the European Parliament, the road ahead can still be treacherous for people on both sides of the Channel and the Irish border. Still to work out: fishing rights, financial services, and preventing more unrest in Northern Ireland. In the latest EPP Group podcast, MEPs Deirdre Clune and David McAllister give their take on how to deal with the latest tensions, and how the EU should work to keep the Brexit trade agreement from unravelling. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup (https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup ) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup (https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup ) Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup (https://twitter.com/eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/  (https://www.eppgroup.eu/  )

May 1

26 min 49 sec

Should the European Parliament ratify an Investment Accord with China when Beijing maintains its oppressive policies in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong?  And after China blacklisted five Parliament Members in a tit-for-tat against EU sanctions? Check out this EPP Group podcast with one of those blacklisted MEPs - Miriam Lexmann of Slovakia - along with Polish MEP and ex-Foreign Minister Radosław ''Radek'' Sikorski, plus Noah Barkin of the German Marshall Fund and the research provider Rhodium Group. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/EPPGroup/,DanaInfo=www.facebook.com,SSL+ (https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup/)  (@eppgroup) Instagram: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/eppgroup/,DanaInfo=www.instagram.com,SSL+ (https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/)  (@eppgroup) Twitter: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=twitter.com,SSL+eppgroup (https://twitter.com/eppgroup)  (@eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=www.eppgroup.eu,SSL+ (https://www.eppgroup.eu/)  (https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=www.eppgroup.eu+ (www.eppgroup.eu))

Apr 23

28 min 59 sec

We delve into the issues facing cancer screening programmes within the European Union with a rundown of the dedicated hearing within the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer and are joined by Irish MEP Deidre Clune. To find out more follow the www.eucanbeatcancer.eu (#EUCanBeatCancer) campaign on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eucanbeatcancer/ (@eucanbeatcancer) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eucanbeatcancer Did you enjoy this episode? Please subscribe, rate and review our podcast on your favourite podcast platform.

Apr 9

26 min 24 sec

The recent assassinations of journalists in Malta and Slovakia are the most shocking ways to silence free media. So is hijacking justice to wage ''strategic lawsuits against public participation,'' or SLAPP cases against reporters. EPP Group Members in the European Parliament's Special Committee on Disinformation - Sandra Kalniete and Vlado Bilcik - join Michał Szułdrzyński, Deputy Editor of the Polish daily "Rzeczpospolita" in a podcast with host Chris Burns, to call for more EU action to defend Europe's media freedom. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/EPPGroup/,DanaInfo=www.facebook.com,SSL+ (https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup/)  (@eppgroup) Instagram: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/eppgroup/,DanaInfo=www.instagram.com,SSL+ (https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/)  (@eppgroup) Twitter: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=twitter.com,SSL+eppgroup (https://twitter.com/eppgroup)  (@eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=www.eppgroup.eu,SSL+ (https://www.eppgroup.eu/)  (https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=www.eppgroup.eu+ (www.eppgroup.eu))

Mar 30

32 min 48 sec

If Europe is to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis with renewed competitive vigor, the potential of Artificial intelligence must be fully realised. But as with all new technologies, concerts linger about how and when it should be used. Clearly there is scope for good regulation to harness A.I. for the benefit of Europeans. Listen to our EPP Group Podcast episode featuring MEPs Axel VOSS, Anna-Michelle ASIMAKOPOULOU and Jorgen WARBORN what is their take on AI and Competitiveness.  If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/EPPGroup/,DanaInfo=www.facebook.com,SSL+ (https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup/)  (@eppgroup) Instagram: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/eppgroup/,DanaInfo=www.instagram.com,SSL+ (https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/)  (@eppgroup) Twitter: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=twitter.com,SSL+eppgroup (https://twitter.com/eppgroup)  (@eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=www.eppgroup.eu,SSL+ (https://www.eppgroup.eu/)  (https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=www.eppgroup.eu+ (www.eppgroup.eu))

Mar 20

28 min 9 sec

What more can Europe do to provide childhood cancer patients with the best treatment and care available, and support for survivors?  In this new episode of our EPP Group podcast, we approach these questions in relation to the fight against paediatric cancer, from the main challenges young patients face, to the encouraging opportunities that the recently launched European Beating Cancer Plan will bring to beat this disease.  Hear from the Polish Vice-President of the European Parliament, Ewa Kopacz, a former Prime Minister, Minister of Health and paediatrician. She discusses the need for specialised treatments that are developed to suit the needs of children, the lack of research, the long-term effects that young patients face into adulthood and the existing inequalities among EU countries on survival rates.  Much remains to be done as regards the last point, especially when being born in Eastern Europe still means a 20% lower chance of surviving paediatric cancer compared to the rest of Europe. Furthermore, experts on childhood cancer, including Professor Jill Vassil, Board Member of the European Society of Paediatric Oncology; Dr Latimer, Managing Director of the Anti Cancer Fund and Professor Carmello Razzaghi, President-elect of the European Society of Paediatric Oncology, will give some clues about the steps that are necessary to improve the prospects for paediatric patients. Join journalist Jack Parrock and find out the latest news from the Beating Cancer Committee in the European Parliament and from our campaign on how the “EU Can Beat Cancer”.

Mar 12

21 min 22 sec

Social media platforms have become a breeding ground for disinformation, echo chambers that amplify alternative news and alternative facts, which hijack elections and politics as we saw in the US on 6 January. Twenty years ago we talked about the information highway, but it can also be a highway to hell. It can potentially be just as destructive as it can be constructive. Facebook and Twitter pulled the plug on Donald Trump after the storming of the Capitol. We are talking about the impact of these events on Europe with MEPs Rasa Juknevičienė and Vladimír Bilčík, and co-founder of the Lincoln Project, Rick Wilson. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/EPPGroup/,DanaInfo=www.facebook.com,SSL+ (https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup/)  (@eppgroup) Instagram: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/eppgroup/,DanaInfo=www.instagram.com,SSL+ (https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/)  (@eppgroup) Twitter: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=twitter.com,SSL+eppgroup (https://twitter.com/eppgroup)  (@eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=www.eppgroup.eu,SSL+ (https://www.eppgroup.eu/)  (https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=www.eppgroup.eu+ (www.eppgroup.eu))

Feb 10

25 min 23 sec

In this episode, we discover how AI can revolutionise EU healthcare: from prevention and diagnosis, to emergencies and chronic conditions. Loubna Bouarfa, founder and CEO of OKRA Technologies, enlightens us about the empowerment of life science professionals with AI-driven insights.   Finally, we discuss the challenges of using AI in European healthcare with Axel Voss MEP, rapporteur of the AIDA Final Report and Eva Maydell MEP, Member of the AIDA and ITRE Committees. If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media.  Facebook: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/EPPGroup/,DanaInfo=www.facebook.com,SSL+ (https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup/) (@eppgroup) Instagram: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/eppgroup/,DanaInfo=www.instagram.com,SSL+ (https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/) (@eppgroup) Twitter: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=twitter.com,SSL+eppgroup (https://twitter.com/eppgroup) (@eppgroup)  For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=www.eppgroup.eu,SSL+ (https://www.eppgroup.eu/) (https://home.extranet.ep.europa.eu/,DanaInfo=www.eppgroup.eu+ (www.eppgroup.eu))

Jan 28

18 min 50 sec

Coming to you from the European Parliament in Brussels, in this episode, we discuss how a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of cancer and outline the environmental factors. We discuss cancer prevention with our guest MEP, a WHO expert and a hospital pharmacist. Our main aim on this podcast is to keep you up to date with plans by the EPP Group and indeed the EU to deal with cancer head on – in particular we’re focussing on the work of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer which was set up here in Parliament just a few months ago. We want to make it all a little easier for all of you to understand. We’re joined by our guest MEP from Portugal Lídia Pereira from the EPP Group, she’s also President of YEPP – The youth organisation of the EPP. We speak to Joachim Schüz, Head of Environment and Radiation at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organisation. He gives us an overview of the main environmental causes of cancer. Finally, we discuss the risks in the workplace and in particular cytotoxic exposure, which is affecting healthcare staff. We speak to Mirjam Crul, a hospital pharmacist based in Amsterdam.

Dec 2020

28 min 53 sec

In this episode, Stefan Gijssels of Digestive Cancers Europe explains how better screening for colorectal cancer could save 100,000 lives in the EU every year, and former professional footballer Stiliyan Petrov shares his experience as a cancer survivor. To find out more follow the http://www.eucanbeatcancer.eu/ (#EUCanBeatCancer) campaign on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eucanbeatcancer/ (@eucanbeatcancer) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eucanbeatcancer (@eucanbeatcancer) ----- Did you enjoy this episode? Please subscribe, rate and review our podcast on your favourite podcast platform.  ----- Have a topic you want discussed? If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup/ (@EPPGroup) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/ (@eppgroup) Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup (@eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/ (www.eppgroup.eu)

Mar 2020

9 min 56 sec

In this episode we hear from http://www.seaofchangechoir.com/ (Sea of Change), a hugely popular choir group formed by cancer patients and survivors in Ireland, who recently performed in the European Parliament marking World Cancer Day. We also interview Dr. Benedict Belge, a medical doctor at the Medical Services at the European Parliament, who launched a hugely successful breast cancer support group in 2015. We discuss cancer survivorship and the challenges faced by patients, family, survivors and carers. To find out more follow the http://www.eucanbeatcancer.eu/ (#EUCanBeatCancer) campaign on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eucanbeatcancer/ (@eucanbeatcancer) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eucanbeatcancer (@eucanbeatcancer) ----- Did you enjoy this episode? Please subscribe, rate and review our podcast on your favourite podcast platform.  ----- Have a topic you want discussed? If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup/ (@EPPGroup) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/ (@eppgroup) Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup (@eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/ (www.eppgroup.eu)

Feb 2020

10 min 51 sec

The European Commission has made the fight against cancer a priority and is expected to publish a plan to beat cancer by the end of the year, but as a starting point a public consultation on the plan has been launched. The 12-week consultation aims to allow EU citizens and stakeholders to contribute and voice their opinion on Europe's cancer plan. On February 15th, the world will be marking International Childhood Cancer Day. To discuss this, EPP Group Chairman, Manfred Weber met with a paediatric cancer specialist. Listen to their discussion in this week's episode. To find out more follow the http://www.eucanbeatcancer.eu/ (#EUCanBeatCancer) campaign on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eucanbeatcancer/ (@eucanbeatcancer) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eucanbeatcancer (@eucanbeatcancer) ----- Did you enjoy this episode? Please subscribe, rate and review our podcast on your favourite podcast platform.  ----- Have a topic you want discussed? If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup/ (@EPPGroup) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/ (@eppgroup) Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup (@eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/ (www.eppgroup.eu)

Feb 2020

9 min 17 sec

On today's podcast, we hear reactions from Members of the European Parliament to the bid to beat cancer in the European Union. For the EPP Group, beating cancer in the EU is a priority. The group is calling for more and better cooperation between research centres across Europe, more money across cancer research and to make sure that the same quality of care is accessible across Europe. To find out more follow the http://www.eucanbeatcancer.eu/ (#EUCanBeatCancer) campaign on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eucanbeatcancer/ (@eucanbeatcancer) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eucanbeatcancer (@eucanbeatcancer) ----- Did you enjoy this episode? Please subscribe, rate and review our podcast on your favourite podcast platform.  ----- Have a topic you want discussed? If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup/ (@EPPGroup) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/ (@eppgroup) Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup (@eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/ (www.eppgroup.eu)

Jan 2020

9 min 25 sec

On today's podcast, the EPP Group launches a masterplan to beat cancer. Manfred Weber and Dr Matti Aapro tell us why this is a core EPP priority. To find out more follow the http://www.eucanbeatcancer.eu (#EUCanBeatCancer) campaign on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eucanbeatcancer/ (@eucanbeatcancer) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eucanbeatcancer (@eucanbeatcancer) ----- Did you enjoy this episode? Please subscribe, rate and review our podcast on your favourite podcast platform.  ----- Have a topic you want discussed? If you have a topic that you would like to hear discussed on this podcast, please get in touch via social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPPGroup/ (@EPPGroup) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eppgroup/ (@eppgroup) Twitter: https://twitter.com/eppgroup (@eppgroup) For more information about the EPP Group visit: https://www.eppgroup.eu/ (www.eppgroup.eu)

Jan 2020

10 min