Issue 498 | 1 July 2019

Featuring an exclusive interview with US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland

In our latest issue we caught up with US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland. The former businessman, appointed by President Trump a year ago, tells us why he believes the upcoming changeover in the EU institutions can help reset US-EU relations.

Also commenting on Atlantic relations are Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič who discusses opportunities for collaboration in the energy sector and British MEP Geoffrey Van Orden on security and defence policy.

Arctic Policy is this week’s special feature, we spoke to the EU’s ambassador at large for the Arctic Marie-Anne Coninsx, Commission ambassador and arctic expert Jari Vilén, Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella, Finnish ambassador to the EU Marja Rislakki and Tero Vauraste Vice Chairman of the Arctic Economic Council on the EU's strategic role in the region.

We also bring you the latest developments from the scramble for the EU's top jobs, a closer look at the changing debate over climate change, and how the EU can make the most of artificial intelligence technologies.