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Mark Leonard's World in 30 minutes

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In our weekly series, Mark Leonard and guests explore the big issues in foreign policy.

Can the Frugals transform the EU?

The geopolitical grouping known as the “frugal four” — Austria, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands — has emerged as a key power centre in this year’s negotiations over the EU’s next budget and the covid-19 recovery fund. Does “frugality” actually reflect the public sentiment in those countries?