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POLITICO's EU Confidential

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


Episode 5: Taavet Hinrikus — Digital Regulation — David Davis: genius or fool?

This week Mark Scott, POLITICO Europe's new chief technology correspondent, talks to us about the trends he sees as tech companies deal with the reality that their libertarian early days are coming to an end and regulators confront them in the name of protecting citizens' and national interests.

Taavet Hinrikus, the Estonian member of the 2016 POLITICO 28 list who helped build Skype and went on to found and run TransferWise, is our main interview guest.

Hinrikus explains how he sees the future of banking, gives advice on how to found your own start-up, tells us about living life out of a backpack, and why he might be thrown out of the U.K. because of Brexit.

Our Brussels brains trust, Lina Aburous and Ailbhe Finn, give their radically different takes on David Davis' performance at this week's Brexit negotiations in Brussels. Is he a genius or a fool? You decide.

And in our Dear Politico section we hear from a listener with an extraordinary allegation: he says he's an assistant to an MEP who has asked him for a €1,000 a month slice of his salary as the price for keeping the job.

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