Finland joins NATO — Ukraine foreign minister in Brussels — EU's China visit
This week, Finland joins NATO while Ukraine's foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, joins us here in the POLITICO studio to talk about his own country's NATO ambitions. We also follow EU chief Ursula von der Leyen and French President Emmanuel Macron's China visit as they meet Xi Jinping in Beijing this week.
Our host, Suzanne Lynch, is joined this week by POLITICO's EU-China Correspondent Stuart Lau, co-author of our recently relaunched China Watcher newsletter. We also hear from our Senior France Correspondent Clea Caulcutt, who is in Beijing. Together they unpack the diverging agendas of von der Leyen and Macron in China with the help of POLITICO's very own Editor-in-Chief Jamil Anderlini, who travelled with the French president to China.
Stuart also decodes some important Brussels-speak when it comes to EU-China trade relations in our regular jargon-busting segment.
Finally, NATO's open-door policy on Ukrainian membership, Western war fatigue and China's role as peace broker in Russia's war on Ukraine, are all on the table in Suzanne's conversation with Kuleba during his visit to Brussels this week.
Programming note: EU Confidential takes a break next week, but we'll be back in your feeds on April 20!
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