The Foreign desk: The threats to democracy

Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition

This episode looks at the growing threats to democracy in this most democratic part of the world. Michael Booth finds out how grassroots democracy festivals are keeping Nordic politicians honest, how Google is tackling disinformation campaigns and what happened when one Finnish journalist took on the Russian trolls.

The Foreign Desk’ has teamed up with the Nordic Council of Ministers for a series of five special episodes that delve deeper into topics of global importance from the region. Tune into The Foreign Desk (link below) for new insights from Michael Booth and his brilliant line-up of guests:

  • Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition at the EU Commission
  • Robert Strand, Sustainability Professor at University of California, Berkeley
  • Christine Sørensen, Public Policy and Government Relations Manager at Google
  • Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Iceland’s Prime Minister
  • Natascha Linn Feli, Chair of the Board at Denmarks Transparency International
  • Jessica Aro, Journalist from Finland