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EU Confidential #148: Coronavirus Twitter chat — The Brussels Effect — Virtual Parliament

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How have the EU and the U.K. handled the coronavirus crisis so far? Our podcast team took your questions on that subject in a live Twitter chat. Listen in to hear what U.K. political correspondent Annabelle Dickson, EU editor Andrew Gray, chief Europe correspondent Matthew Karnitschnig and senior health reporter Sarah Wheaton had to say.

Anu Bradford, a professor at Columbia Law School, is our special guest to talk about her new book on “The Brussels Effect” — a term she coined to describe how EU rules end up setting standards in global markets. She talks about the impact of EU power on the Brexit negotiations, artificial intelligence, climate change and globalization. Bradford spoke to producer Cristina Gonzalez on a visit to Brussels before the coronavirus put a stop to travel as we know it. So Cristina also brings us up to date with how Bradford thinks the crisis may impact the EU’s power.

Our virtual tour of the Brussels bubble continues this week with an insider’s guide to the European Parliament. POLITICO’s Maïa de La Baume reports on how the Parliament is struggling to do its job in this era of lockdowns and social distancing.

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