Issue 497 | 17 June 2019

Featuring an exclusive interview with Margrethe Vestager

Fronting our latest issue is European Commission President contender Margrethe Vestager. She tells Lorna Hutchinson that prioritising gender equality and female empowerment is her number one goal.

We also had the chance to sit down with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who told why she believes that there is all to play for still in the Brexit “horror show”.

Completing our trio of female leaders is EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström explains how the EU has become “the most transparent trade negotiator in the world”.

Our special feature this week is Sustainable Energy Week, with articles from head of DG Energy Dominique Ristori and Romanian Minister for Energy Anton Anton, among others.

We also have contributions from MEPs Molly Scott Cato and Nirj Deva on tax avoidance and democracy building respectively.

In our regular 5 Questions with…column, Hungarian MEP and daredevil Benedek Jávor answers our questions and tells us how he once hung from a rope over a bridge in Budapest to protest against a Russian nuclear power plant project in Hungary.