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The original European current affairs podcast from Germany’s international broadcaster. Bringing you expert analysis and on-the ground reporting from the European capitals and beyond. Join host Kate Laycock and DW’s network of seasoned correspondents for your weekly dose of euro-politics and culture. Published every Thursday.

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Bonn, Germany

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The original European current affairs podcast from Germany’s international broadcaster. Bringing you expert analysis and on-the ground reporting from the European capitals and beyond. Join host Kate Laycock and DW’s network of seasoned correspondents for your weekly dose of euro-politics and culture. Published every Thursday.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Inside Europe 20 June 2024

6/21/2024
The EU’s Nature Restoration Law is approved - thanks to a rogue Austrian minister, the King of Brexit shakes up British politics and the Estonia-based academic recruited to spy for Moscow. Also: the man tipped to be NATO's next chief, Turkey profits from weapons to Ukraine, Kyiv gets unusual funding from the G7, a boisterous start to Euro 2024 and France prepares for the Olympics and an election.

Duration:00:54:54

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Inside Europe 20 June 2024

6/20/2024
The EU’s Nature Restoration Law is approved - thanks to a rogue Austrian minister, the King of Brexit shakes up British politics and the Estonia-based academic recruited to spy for Moscow. Also: the man tipped to be NATO's next chief, Turkey profits from weapons to Ukraine, Kyiv gets unusual funding from the G7, a boisterous start to Euro 2024 and France prepares for the Olympics and an election.

Duration:00:54:59

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Inside Europe 13 June 2024

6/13/2024
Macron gambles the house on legislative elections, the dust settles in Brussels, an interview with the Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists, and analysis of the election results in Italy. Then: what motivates people to vote for Germany’s AfD party? What happened in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia? And what does DW’s elections expert, Jack Parrock, make of it all?

Duration:00:55:00

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Inside Europe bonus episode - Focus on France

6/6/2024
Inside Europe's Kate Laycock is joined by French journalist and 'Fixing France' author Nabila Ramdani for analysis of the French edition of European Parliament elections. Then, two complementary stories from rural France - one about the far-right, the other about the left.

Duration:00:21:18

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Inside Europe 6 June 2024

6/6/2024
EU elections special with analysis from DW's Jack Parrock. How is Brussels battling disinformation? What's important to Gen Z voters? Who’s afraid of Georgia Meloni? Why would Germans with migration backgrounds vote AfD? How is Robert Fico’s brush with death playing in Slovakia? Is the road running out for the European dream of borderless travel? And what’s at stake for Ukraine?

Duration:00:55:00

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Inside Europe 30 May 2024

5/30/2024
Elections 101: with just one week to go before EU parliamentary elections, DW's Jack Parrock tells you all you need to know. The inside story of how a far-right masterplan was exposed in Germany, the 80th anniversary of D-Day in the shadow of the war in Ukraine. Plus: we mark June's Kafka centenary with a special half hour dedicated to one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.

Duration:00:55:01

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Inside Europe 23 May 2024

5/23/2024
Europe, Israel and the ICC, Britain's tainted blood scandal and Turkey's nuclear connections. Also: shoring up European reproductive rights, a Russian propaganda film in Italy, Czechia remembers Roma victims of the Holocaust and Serbia's Ministry of Space.

Duration:00:54:59

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Inside Europe 16 May 2024

5/16/2024
The many political lives of Slovakia’s Robert Fico, Czechia plots its own course, a devastating week for Ukraine, and an AfD check. Also: Georgia’s Foreign Agents Law, Catalonian election hangover, Turkish crime crackdown and a fashionable reimagining of the Balkans route.

Duration:00:55:00

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Inside Europe 9 May 2024

5/9/2024
It’s Eurovision Finals week so we’ve gone all out on a Euro-Culture special! Alongside the hottest-takes from Malmo 2024, we’ll be bringing you the best of Liveurope in Brussels, and the arrival of the Olympic torch in Marseille. Enjoy… because this is about as lycra-packed as Inside Europe is ever likely to get! Plus: DW’s Don’t Drink the Milk podcast explores the backstory of the bagel

Duration:00:54:59

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Inside Europe 2 May 2024

5/2/2024
The Gaza flotilla activists stranded in Turkey, why Scotland's Humza Yousaf quit while Spain's Pedro Sanchez stays and media activists call for the right to information. Also: EU election season is now underway, why EU enlargement states have veered to the far right, the end for Slovakia's public broadcaster, Venice's pay-to-get-in rule and Denmark cashes in on Sweden’s Eurovision limelight.

Duration:00:54:59

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Inside Europe 25 April 2024

4/25/2024
Fifty years after Portugal's Carnation Rvolution, we journey through the mutinous streets of Lisbon, plus the EU's Green Deal is in trouble: can it be saved? We also focus on the topic of land — Danish land that’s been deliberately flooded, Bulgarian land deliberately left un-tilled and Italian land bought up by the mafia. Finally, why Slovakia's brown bears have become a big wedge issue.

Duration:00:54:59

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Inside Europe 18 April 2024

4/18/2024
Crunch-time as the EU seeks a coordinated response to the Middle East conflicts, Turkey cracks down on trade with Israel, and after NatCon Brussels was shut down, we preview CPAC in Hungary. Also: Copenhagen’s historic Stock Exchange burns down, what the world can learn from Ukraine's DIIA app, why Icelanders disapprove of their new PM and we head to the International Festival of the Ocarina.

Duration:00:55:00

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Inside Europe 11 April 2024

4/11/2024
The EU’s Asylum and Migration Pact is passed, Germany defends itself at the ICJ (extended interview here: http://dw.com/p/4efgf), Slovakia gets a new president, plus a sporting summit and a foretaste of Olympic tensions. Also on the show: unexpected bids for power shake things up in both Hungary and Croatia, and the pick of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. ?maca=en-podcast_inside-europe-949-xml-mrss

Duration:00:54:59

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Inside Europe 4 April 2024

4/4/2024
The electoral tide turns on Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, taking stock of NATO at 75, the war in Gaza casts a cloud over the Eurovision Song Contest and why Czechs spent Wednesday taking it easy. Also: a special focus on farmers and mental health.

Duration:00:54:59

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Inside Europe 28 March 2024

3/28/2024
Will Putin use the Moscow attack to further tighten his grip? Could a pro-western candidate win Slovakia's presidential election? And the refugee crisis in Europe that no one is talking about. Also: A secret recording hints at more corruption in Hungary's government, is it 'Time's up' for Spain's late-night bar culture? and 100-year-old Dutch prisons are remodeled for the 21st century.

Duration:00:54:59

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Inside Europe 21 March 2024

3/21/2024
Ukrainian drones strike Russian oil refineries, Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar resigns, and the World Happiness Index reveals the opposite for young people in Western Europe. Also: an environment-themed second half featuring: a vision for a post fossil-fuel Ukraine, hydro plans threaten Scotland’s Loch Ness, Montpellier’s free public transport and the UK Climate Choir movement strikes a chord.

Duration:00:55:00

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Inside Europe 14 March 2024

3/14/2024
The first (but not last!) elections special of this elections bumper-year, covering the rise of Portugal’s far-right Chega party. The Russian presidential elections and what’s NOT on the ballot. The battle for Belgrade is on again and how Erdogan hopes to retake Istanbul. All that, plus the alarming incidence of food poverty in the UK and Olympic preparations in Paris’ urban melting-pot.

Duration:00:55:01

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Inside Europe - 7 March 2024

3/7/2024
An International Women's Day Special, featuring the voices of Russian opposition figurehead Yulia Navalnaya, female NATO recruits as they take to the skies, and a French abortion activist celebrating a constitutional victory. Also in the show: pioneering business anchor Karen Tso, the only female watchmaker in Bosnia, Spanish football players and Estonia's Smoke Sauna Sisterhood.

Duration:00:55:00

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Inside Europe - 29 February 2024

2/29/2024
NATO membership and the shift in the Swedish psyche, Russian fishing vessels in Norwegian ports, and refugee-led mental health interventions in Prague. Also: quantifying extremism in Germany's AfD, enshrining abortion in the French constitution, dealing with the aftermath of ISIS terror in Turkey and bringing refugee children and their peers together through music.

Duration:00:55:00

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Inside Europe - 22 February 2024

2/22/2024
On the 2nd anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we look at the security and funding situation and talk to DW’s Kyiv correspondent, Nick Connolly. Also: The delicate issue of Norway’s relationship with Russia, how Russia is using cryptocurrency to by-pass international sanctions, and we meet Mstyslav Chernov, director of the BAFTA award winning documentary, 20 Days in Mariupol.

Duration:00:55:00