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POLITICO's EU Confidential

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From Brussels and around the Continent — the top European politics podcast.


Episode 89: UAE parliament president Amal Al-Qubaisi — Polling guru Cornelius Hirsch

This week’s podcast features Amal Al Qubaisi, president of the United Arab Emirates' Federal National Council, making her perhaps the most senior female politician in the Arab world. We cover a lot of territory including the blockade against Qatar and why the UAE proclaimed 2019 to be the Year of Tolerance.

We're also taking the opportunity of International Women's Day to launch a special new EU Confidential podcast mini-series called The XX Factor, on women, power and European election. Listen to the teaser here:

In other election-related news, Cornelius Hirsch is joining us as a regular guest on the podcast. He's the co-founder of, Europe's answer to FiveThirtyEight. POLITICO bought last week, and we'll be integrating their charts and insights in the coming weeks.

The podcast panel of Lina Aburous and Alva Finn discusses diversity on-stage, tackling the question of who gets to speak on panels. We'll also debate whether the European Parliament should be conducting polling about its own future members, when no other Parliament we can find does this sort of political research.

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