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EU Finance Podcast - The future of finance

Short episodes on topics related to banks, capital markets, digital or sustainable finance, anti-money laundering, sanctions, etc. The host of the podcast is not an expert, so he tries to ensure the topics are explained as simply as possible.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the EU Commission.

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Season 2

EU Finance podcast - The future of finance
  • SPECIAL EDITION: Episode 1

The one about how sanctions are indeed working

15 January 2024 - 15 min.
The latest false Russian narrative is that sanctions are not working. Article after article gets pushed to world media. Russian proxies and populist politicians parrot the same line. Why? Aidas Palubinskas talks with the EU Sanctions Envoy David O’Sullivan to shed some light on the subject.

Season 1

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  • Episode 13

The one about sustainability reporting

20 December 2023 - 18 min.
EU Finance Podcast host Aidas Palubinskas talks with Thomas Dodd, the EU Commission’s expert on corporate reporting about how someone who wants to invest sustainably can know if the investment is really green?

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  • Episode 12

The one about the data hub - Digital finance platform

31 October 2023 - 17 min.
EU Finance Podcast host Aidas Palubinskas chats with the EU Commission’s foremost expert on the digital finance platform, Alice Guedel of DG FISMA, to help him understand the latest innovation on the platform – the data hub.

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  • Episode 11

The one about the EU Sanctions Envoy

26 July 2023 - 12 min.
EU Finance Podcast host Aidas Palubinskas chats with David O'Sullivan, a former Secretary-General of the Commission and senior EU diplomat, the EU Sanctions Envoy.

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  • Episode 10

The one about the EU as a Borrower

26 May 2023 - 20 min.
Governments borrow. The EU borrows. It borrows to get stuff done. EU Finance Podcast host Aidas Palubinskas talks with Niall Bohan, the EU Commission’s Director for Asset, debt and financial Risk management in the Budget department.

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  • Episode 9

The one about the European Green Bond Standard

25 May 2023 - 15 min.
EU Finance Podcast host Aidas Palubinskas chats with Axel Fougner – the EU Commission’s foremost authority on the European Green Bond Standard. Axel gives Aidas an explanation about EUGBS, how it’s going to work, why it’s going to work, and who is going to make it work.

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  • Episode 8

The one about Clearing

28 February 2023 - 15 min.
Your intrepid EU Finance Podcast host Aidas Palubinskas has a quick-fire chat with Jenny Robertson, the head of the EU's Financial Markets Infrastructure unit.

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  • Episode 7

The one about Capital Markets Union (CMU)

31 January 2023 - 32 min.
Brussels woke up to a clean blanket of snow this morning. It’s like there’s a beautiful single space, ready and waiting for new opportunities. Sounds like a metaphor for the EU, no?

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  • Episode 6

The one about Instant Payments

14 December 2022 - 21 min.
Instant coffee, instant oatmeal, instant mashed potatoes, instant gratification. We want it all, and we want it now. So, we’re going to talk about instant payments.

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  • Episode 5

The one about Energy

27 October 2022 - 17 min.
In response to the extremely volatile prices caused by Russia’s weaponisation of energy, on 18 October 2022, the EU Commission proposed a new emergency regulation to address high gas prices in the EU and ensure security of supply this winter.

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  • Episode 4

The one about Anti-Money-Laundering

29 September 2022 - 36 min.
Back in 2021, the European Commission presented an ambitious package of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU rules on anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT). This included the proposal for the creation of a new EU authority to fight money laundering.

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  • Episode 3

The one about Sustainable Investment

20 July 2022 - 14 min.
Letizia Lupini talks to Alain Deckers – head of the asset management unit – about what the EU is doing to promote sustainable finance and how investors can make sure they invest green.

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  • Episode 2

The one about Digital Finance

16 June 2022 - 18 min.
Aidas Palubinskas talks to Jan Ceyssens about all things digital – including cryptocurrencies, cyber risks, the digital euro, privacy, and consent.

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  • Episode 1

The one about Sanctions

18 May 2022 - 12 min.
How do sanctions work? Do they work? How citizens and business can help them work?

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  • Episode 0

Introduction to podcast

28 April 2022 - 1 min.
Short episodes are released at the same time as the monthly EU Commission Finance Newsletter on topics related to banks, capital markets, insurance, digital or sustainable finance, anti-money laundering, sanctions, etc.