European progressive politics podcast from Brussels
Citizen Deliberation in Light of an Insurrection
Can the European Union do more to hold back the kinds of malign forces that overran the US Capitol claiming to defend democracy? It's not an idle question. Democratic shortcomings in the European Union are regularly invoked by the far right to whip up...
Honesty Is the Best Policy
Politicians mostly talk about shutting migrants out. That endangers migrants' lives and obscures an important truth: that Europe already relies on large numbers of migrants for farming and manufacturing. The reliance includes significant numbers of...
Showdowns Over the Rule of Law
Brussels is increasingly expected to serve as the European Union's sheriff on rule of law. But its ability to enforce adherence to democratic norms and values remains weak. Mehreen Khan of the Financial Times talks about the EU's latest showdown with...
Europe on a Power Trip
Strategic autonomy has become the mantra for European Union officials. It started as a broadly French idea: that Europe needs sufficient military power to promote peace and security independent of the US. The idea has evolved to include power in trade...
Apostles of Intersectionality Challenge Europe
Intersectionality is the concept that overlapping identities — disability, gender, race and sexual orientation for example — create forms of discrimination that can go unaddressed. But many European Union leaders are wary of the kind of identity...
Online Violence: Stories from Bulgaria and Spain
Bigots and far-right extremists are using online violence to try to silence feminists and LGBT people. It's a cowardly tactic since perpetrators don’t have to meet their targets. We hear stories from two Europeans on the receiving end: Irantzu Varela, a...
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High level interviews and analysis
These guys share a deep understanding of what's going on in Europe right now, based on their extensive international experience. This is thoughtful reporting and analysis, and unlike most others they're not trying to be impartial here, but challenge emerging far-right players head-on. It's truly excellent.
Cracking round-up of all things progressive
Excellent round-up of all things progressive with a provocative vibe in such a complacent era! Politics and societal engagement at its best. Well done