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Europe is complicated, there's so much going on in all these countries, that's why we're here, to try make sense of all this nonsense with our podcast about the week in Europe with a new episode out every Friday.

Europe is complicated, there's so much going on in all these countries, that's why we're here, to try make sense of all this nonsense with our podcast about the week in Europe with a new episode out every Friday.
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Europe is complicated, there's so much going on in all these countries, that's why we're here, to try make sense of all this nonsense with our podcast about the week in Europe with a new episode out every Friday.

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English


Episodes

The Misadventures of Article 7

9/14/2018
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Previously in Europe, good ideas. This week the cast makes it's glorious return after a couple of months off while caught up on life. We discuss the Swedish and Slovenian elections somewhat briefly. Then we spend some time discussing why article 7 is a massive waste of everyone's time. It's good to be back...

Duration:01:01:32

Trade Wars Episode I: The Grenell Menace

7/12/2018
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Previously in Europe, Boris Johnson. This week we discuss the Trade Wars ™️ caused by the fallout of the Iran sanctions. We also talk about Armenia, Romania, the UK and Ciarán's new homeland Germany.

Duration:01:01:00

Is Dragnea Going to Jail?

6/29/2018
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Previously in Europe, successful summits. This week we discuss the many mixed bags of this week's European news.. mostly bad! We get deep on Dragnea's conviction for corruption in Romania!

Duration:00:40:30

Ciarán's Propagandistic Misgivings: Manu and Populism

6/23/2018
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Oh man, we're trying something new with the solo episodes! Ciarán shares his opinions on the whole Manu situation in France and how the media constantly refers to La Lega as Populist.

Duration:00:13:40

Rajoy's a Bad Person

6/18/2018
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Previously in Europe, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. This week we cover what we've missed and also we intro a new section called the Rajoy's a Bastard Section. Professionalism!

Duration:00:39:24

The Nightmare Coalition Cometh & The Beachy Mountains of Bulgaria

5/21/2018
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Previously in Europe, forced arbitration. This week we discuss the new burgeoning Italian Nightmare Coalition and the leaks involved. Additionally, the Balkan Summit happened where Macron's and Brussels vision of Europe come to a head, but in like the most gentle diplomatic way possible.

Duration:00:52:02

Who Says the EU Budget Isn't Fun?

5/11/2018
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Previously in Europe, Technocrats. This week we discuss the many fun facets of the EU budget... or the multiannual financial framework... it's confusing. Additionally the Czech president sort of raises the possibility they were the reason the UK and Russia aren't getting along so good... and oh Italy may have a government, sort of, we'll see...

Duration:00:47:50

Windrush is Too Nice a Name

4/27/2018
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Previously in Europe, Ciarán. This week Hugh does a solo episode while Ciarán is away ranting about the Windrush scandal in the UK. Finally a non-Brexit scandal in Westminster to talk about... if only it weren't so horrifying.

Duration:00:16:59

Orban Puts the Super in Supermajority

4/13/2018
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Previously in Europe, two tailed dog. This week we discuss the re-election of Orban in Hungary with a fresh constitution editing super-majority. The voting system and potential misuse of government funds comes up... Also the EU oven clocks were slow and Hollande gets catty about Macron in his new book.

Duration:01:07:29

Macron's Reforms and What up with Kosovo?

4/9/2018
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Previously in Europe, trains! This week we talk about Macron and what he plans to do with trains mostly, also we discuss Kosovo and it's long confusing history.

Duration:01:27:58

Puigdemont Arrested and Cambridge Analytica Goes to Parliament

3/30/2018
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Previously in Europe Puigdemont's freedom. This week we revisit the Catalan independence referendum in light of 2 members of the Catalan parliament being scooped up in an EU wide warrant. Cambridge Analytica (not a word) also gets a nice run through...

Duration:00:59:31

Italian Coalition Building and Russia after the Election feat. Kristaps Andrejsons (Eastern Border podcast)

3/23/2018
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Previously in Europe, Russian democracy. This week Hugh is busy but we do have a lovely interview with Kristaps of the Eastern Border about the future of Russia post-election.

Duration:01:01:57

Slovenian and Slovakian PM Resignations! Also Russian Assassinations

3/16/2018
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Previously in Europe, Prime Ministers. This week we discuss the ongoing corruption scandal rocking Slovakia with multiple resignations this week. Slovenia's prime minister also resigned but for far less interesting reasons. Russia probably assassinated an ex KGB agent and his fiancée in the UK which has gotten everyone a bit angry, thought maybe not with the right people, who knows. Le Pen thinks we'll forget about the FN's terrible past if they change their name... which well maybe some...

Duration:00:50:16

Czech Protests, Slovak Snap Elections, Italian Election Results & Internal EU Affairs

3/9/2018
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Previously in Europe, US Steel. This week we discuss the Italian election results, as well as the Armenian presidential election and some of the goings-on in Catalonian government. We also talk about some internal EU stuff, Czech protests and a possible Slovakian snap election.

Duration:01:15:16

Conversations With Europe, Italian Election and Snow

3/2/2018
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Previously in Europe, Spring. This week we discuss the tense situation that is the Italian election happening on Sunday. We have a good chat about internal EU democracy spurred on by the promotion of Selmeyr from Junker's chief of staff. We're very happed to have an interview with Rebecca Morris-Buck the creator of the Conversations with Europe blog discussing the project and the EU-related twitterverse.

Duration:01:11:45

Italy's Road to Election, SPD starts voting for or not for GroKo, Juncker's Federal Europe and Putin's "Cold"

2/23/2018
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Previously in Europe, Putin? This week Ciarán does a solo episode running down briefly some of the news from around Europe. Mostly just the upcoming election, which will be intense.

Duration:00:09:45

Schulz Out, Northern Ireland Still Out and Clear the Lobby

2/16/2018
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Previously in Europe, Schulz. This week Hugh does a solo episode running down briefly some of the news from around Europe. Also we have our first interview for quite a while with Sebastian Salek the creator of the Clear the Lobby newsletter

Duration:00:20:22