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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.




Catalonia, #SOTEU, Brexit Nonsense, Norwegian Election & TheEasternBorder Interview

Previously in Europe, Donald Tusk's Job. On today's episode we covered Catalonia & the State of EU speech as well as Norway, Germany and Icelandic election related news. Also some troubling things George Osborne said. Also our first interview on PiE with Kristaps Andrejsons of the Soviet history podcast "The Eastern Border." We discuss modern day Russia and it's interactions with the EU member nations.

Duration: 01:42:03

Catalan Independence, Estonian Digital Security and Orban Has A Wall

Previously in Europe, Catalonia. This week we discuss the upcoming Catalonian referendum for independence from Spain, Estonia's digital citizen system may have some bugs and Orban has a wall but he realised he no longer wants to pay for it...

Duration: 00:28:34

Macron, Brexit Nonsense, Uninteresting German Elections, Romanian Protests & Crimean Bridges

Previously in Europe, the Hungarian ambassador to the Netherlands. On today's episode we discuss the current state of Brexit negotiations, Macron's appearance and policy positions and terminally boring German federal elections. We also discuss a diplomatic incident between Hungary and the Netherlands, Romanian protests and a bridge in Crimea.

Duration: 00:44:40

Macron's Tour of Eastern Europe, German Election Stagnation and Black Sea Update

Previously in Europe, reparations. This week on the podcast we discuss Macron's tour of Eastern Europe, with a pretty obvious macro EU political agenda... Additionally we try to discuss the bore that is the German election. We talk also about some countries that happen to be on the Black Sea - Ukraine and Romania with their completely otherwise unrelated recent news.

Duration: 00:29:51

Run up to German Federal Elections, Poland and Slovakia differ, Libya's New Deal & Media vs Brexit Reality

Previously in Europe, Brexit negotiation conspiracies. On today's episode we discuss the upcoming German elections and how boring they are despite dieselgate. We also discuss the ideological differences amongst the Visegrad 4, the fall in migrants reaching Italy and how the British press have been dealing with some Brexit "policies."

Duration: 01:07:36

Greece Re-enters the Bond Market, Polish Judiciary Reforms Lessened, German Car Cartel and UK Cabinet Bickering

Previously in Europe, petrol cars. This week Hugh and Kieran discuss Greece re-entering the bond market, the partial halt to the Polish judiciary reforms. Also the German car makers may be in some sort of elaborate cartel. Finally the UK cabinet is in-fighting the second Theresa May leaves the country...

Duration: 00:52:43

Poland Supreme Court Situation, French Army Chief resigns, Germany changes stance on Turkey & Not News!

Previously in Europe, the moral high-ground of the French left! On today's episode we discuss the ongoing situation in Poland's judicial reform and the newest developments there. We also discuss some minor pieces of news from Germany and France, like how no one in French politics seems capable of correctly using EU money. Also, the return of the, oh wait, no way, he didn't say what I think he did, did he? Yes Kieran made a false assertion about the Eurovision.

Duration: 00:52:08

Albanian Elections, New Romanian PM, Gay Marriage & G20 in Germany, Smartphone-less Juncker & Garbage UK Section

Previously in Europe, party police. On today's episode, we discuss the Albanian elections, the new Romanian PM and the still ongoing effects of the British Snap Election. We also discuss big events in Germany, an diplomatic incident between Italy and Austria and a massive anti-trust lawsuit against Google.

Duration: 00:47:54

Election Special: Upcoming French Elections, Maltese & UK Election results

Previously in Europe, a Tory majority. Today's episode is an election special dealing with the big votes in Europe. Mainly the UK election results, which are very interesting.

Duration: 00:51:47

France and UK Elections; Orban and CEU; and EU Social Legislation

Previously in Europe, Tony Blair. This week we discuss both the elections in France and the UK. Additionally we take a quick look at some EU social legislation proposals and the ongoing Orban-v-Soros nonsense.

Duration: 00:52:31

Turkish Referendum and French Presidential Poll Upsets

Previously in Europe, a straightforward French election. This week Kieran is off so Hugh gives a very quick update cast talking about the Turkish referendum and the French presidential election.

Duration: 00:06:22