COVID-19 & the EU – E01 – Clare Daly, MEP


In this six part series we look at how the EU is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and to the future for EU citizens living with Covid-19. We’ll look at the present and future of Europe in the Covid context, with ongoing travel restrictions we’ll look at the European citizenship concept and how efforts to promote mobility across member states is affected.

In episode 1 we catch up with Irish MEP Clare Daly over zoom. Clare tells us about her life as an MEP and the diverse make up of MEPs in parliament. We chat about the perceived lack of EU parliament coverage in Irish media, and how she is big in Bulgaria. We look at the EU’s response to Covid, talking travel restrictions and potential vaccines.

The music on this podcast is a track called Clear Progress by Scott Holmes, the music appears here under a Creative Commons Licence. Visit

COVID-19 and the EU is produced and presented by Paul Loughran for NearCast with the support of the Communicating Europe initiative.