We recap Joe Biden’s go to to Brussels for a sequence of summits targeted on the battle in Ukraine and get you on top of things on Hungary’s election this weekend. World Food Programme boss David Beasley joins us to speak in regards to the world meals disaster.
POLITICO’s Andrew Gray, Matthew Karnitschnig and Lili Bayer take inventory of final week’s conferences of G7, NATO and European Union leaders, all attended by the U.S. president. The crew debates whether or not it’s sensible for Europe to attain army autonomy any time quickly and asks how a lot substance there was behind the symbolism on the summits.
Reporting from Budapest, Lili explains the stakes in Sunday’s parliamentary election in Hungary, the place Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is operating for an additional time period. We hear from main opposition candidate Péter Márki-Zay, Orbán’s chief of employees Gergely Gulyás, and MEPs Klára Dobrev and Anna Donáth in regards to the influence the battle in Ukraine is having on the marketing campaign. Opposition candidates additionally clarify why they’re not competing on a degree taking part in area relating to difficult Orbán’s ruling Fidesz social gathering.
Then we hear from the chief director of the World Food Programme, David Beasley. He spoke to POLITICO’s Eddy Wax in regards to the rising world meals disaster — which is being exacerbated by the battle in Ukraine — and lays out the results that the European Union may face if its leaders don’t cough up additional cash to cope with rising meals prices.