Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, France’s regional elections and U.K.-EU relations are all up for debate. And we hear from European Commission VP Maroš Šefčovič’s on the U.K.-EU “sausage wars” and more.
POLITICO’s Andrew Gray is joined by Brussels politics reporter Lili Bayer to explain why the anti-LGBTQ+ bill passed by the Hungarian parliament has the Continent in uproar — and even caused consternation in the sporting arena.
Rym Momtaz in Paris has analysis of regional and local elections in France, which could signal trouble for President Emmanuel Macron and his party ahead of next spring’s presidential poll. And our U.K. colleague Annabelle Dickson joins the panel to mark five years since the Brexit vote and break down the key battles still playing out between the U.K. and the EU.
Our special guest is Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič. The Slovakian diplomat is currently responsible for interinstitutional relations and foresight — and has a key role for the EU in navigating the U.K.’s withdrawal from the bloc. On the sidelines of the Globesec conference in his hometown of Bratislava, he talks to POLITICO’s Joshua Posaner about being dubbed “the sausage king” by his U.K. counterpart, his personal connection to the U.K. and what he’s hoping for as negotiations drag on.
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