European Leaders from around the world convene in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Bella Brown September 21, 2023 Listen on Spotify Apple Music Google Play EN_Google_Podcasts_Badge Created with Sketch. Acast EU Confidential is in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, where leaders from around the globe are gathering to hash out some of the most pressing issues. Those range from the climate catastrophe to reform of the UN itself and Russia’s war in Ukraine — it’s the most action-packed week on the international diplomatic agenda. Join host Suzanne Lynch and Anne McElvoy, executive editor and head of audio at POLITICO, as they discuss the key topics at this year’s UNGA. Be sure not to miss the debut episode of “Power Play” podcast, featuring an extensive interview on foreign policy with Keir Starmer, leader of the U.K. Labour Party and potential future prime minister. Later on in the program, Suzanne has a conversation with Werner Hoyer, who is nearing the end of his 12-year tenure as the leader of the European Investment Bank. They delve into the EIB’s commitment to promoting eco-friendly technologies both in Europe and globally, and explore the potential direction of the institution as a new leader is sought. Will the departing president disclose his preferred candidate? Finally, we bring you a conversation with European Commission Executive Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, currently serving as the EU’s climate chief. He explains how the European Green Deal and its ambitious targets are faring here in New York.