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From Brussels and around the Continent — the top European politics podcast.

    State of the European Union — German election latest

    State of the European Union — German election latest

    Ursula von der Leyen's State of the European Union address and the closing stages of the race to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor are our two big topics this week.

    • 36 min
    German election's EU impact — Playbookers' premiere — Age of 'unpeace'

    German election's EU impact — Playbookers' premiere — Age of 'unpeace'

    The German election campaign's impact on EU policymakers is up for debate this week. And European Council on Foreign Relations director Mark Leonard talks about his new book, "The Age of Unpeace."

    • 30 min
    Afghanistan fallout — Europe's military dilemma — Politics of loneliness

    Afghanistan fallout — Europe's military dilemma — Politics of loneliness

    We debate whether Afghanistan's collapse moves the needle in Europe's long-running dilemma over building up its own military power. Plus, we have a discussion on a new form of loneliness among younger generations in Europe.

    • 29 min
    EU migration wrangle — Economist Joseph Stiglitz — EMA chief Emer Cooke

    EU migration wrangle — Economist Joseph Stiglitz — EMA chief Emer Cooke

    In the wake of the withdrawal of western forces from Afghanistan, the EU is confronting renewed questions about its asylum policy. We also look at the state of the global economy, as well as Europe's coronavirus battle.

    • 34 min
    Europe reacts to Afghanistan's collapse

    Europe reacts to Afghanistan's collapse

    As the Taliban consolidate their hold over Afghanistan, we have reaction from around Europe to the U.S. decision to pull out and debate the policy implications for NATO and the transatlantic alliance.

    • 31 min
    Summer special: Recommended reading, listening and viewing

    Summer special: Recommended reading, listening and viewing

    We have all the recommendations you need for reading, listening and viewing to make the most of your summer holiday — courtesy of the POLITICO podcast crew, special guests and our listeners.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

australia georgina ,

Perfect weekly snapshot

From Australia it is hard to get regular and useful journalism and perspective on so many diverse aspects of Euro politics.
Love the format of this podcast.
Hosted superbly with such a high calibre panel and covering really relevant topics.
Addicted.

European abroad ,

Less UK obsession

This is a solid podcast with great interviews, however Britain has left the EU so please stop giving the UK Government (and it’s propaganda) top billing, particularly on COVID-19. I dropped a star off the rating for that reason. The older format was more focused on goings on in the actual EU.

noobs=funn ,

Coronavirus restrictions in Europe.

Just listening to your podcast where you say Macron claims to be listening to the science, and then you highlight differences between Germany and France. What you’re missing is that responses are not over arching. Eg Qld Australia introduced restrictions in households before cafes bcos they noticed that in that case the spread was occurring in households. Yet in Tasmania, the spread was in healthcare. You tailor your response to the specific conditions. This IS science.

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