European Is Europe prepared for the emergence of Donald Trump 2.0? Bella Brown October 6, 2023 Listen on Spotify Apple Music This symbol was created using the Sketch tool for Google Play’s podcast service. Acast In this installment of EU Confidential, we explore the possibility of Donald Trump making a comeback to the White House in 2024 and the potential implications for the EU, the conflict in Ukraine, and transatlantic relations. The upcoming U.S. presidential election is still over a year away and President Trump has not yet secured the nomination from the Republican Party. He is also facing numerous legal challenges. It’s important to think about whether Europe is making preparations or if they would be just as surprised as they were in 2016 if Trump were to win again. Suzanne Lynch, the host, talks about this topic with Nick Vinocur from POLITICO and Majda Ruge from the European Council on Foreign Relations. Both of our guests have recently published interesting articles on the same subject. Majda Ruge’s article examines the polarizing power dynamics within the Republican party and how they could shape America’s global interactions. Will Europe be able to withstand Trump’s second term? Additionally, in the episode, our guest Matti Maasikas, the former EU ambassador to Kyiv, shares a gripping narrative of living in Ukraine during times of war.