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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 Sunday Night.

Previously in Europe Ciarán & Hugh

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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 Sunday Night.

    Subsequently in Hiatus

    Subsequently in Hiatus

    This week we wildly speculate on future events as we're going on hiatus while Ciarán figures out parenting


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    ## Subsequently in Europe


    Speculation Time!

    Germany

    Danish minority are running in the next parliament elections (thanks for the heads up Maximilian) - I predict a very close early election due to government breakdown followed by the Danish Schleswig Party party entering a coalition with the deciding vote.


    Brexit?

    I think there'll just be a terrible deal which the UK will pretend is very good. They're kicking up a fuss about it now as a distraction because the migrant panic didn't work long enough


    Coronavirus

    Is no buneo...

    • 54 min
    Big Phil in Little Serbia

    Big Phil in Little Serbia

    There are two topics today whoop whoop! We talk about #golfgate in Ireland which gets us annoyed (as Irish people) and we revisit the Serbian elections and where we are with all that Vučić stuff.


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    • 53 min
    Big Trouble in Little Belarus

    Big Trouble in Little Belarus

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    No Election Left Behind

    2020 Belarusian presidential election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Belarusian_presidential_election


    EU response

    EU officially doesn't recognise the results, but it took a while (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/19/belarus-crisis-eu-leaders-emergency-talks-lukashenko-protests). There's talk of sanctions but nothing specific yet


    On the delay from a Politico Newsletter:


    ANOTHER STATEMENT: The EU threatened sanctions earlier this week, but today’s videoconference is more about delivering a “quick reaction,” a senior EU diplomat told Jacopo Barigazzi. A decision very likely won’t come until the foreign ministers meet in person August 27-28 in Berlin, the diplomat said, for an informal gathering known as a “Gymnich.” And since EU High Representative Josep Borrell is technically on holiday away from Brussels, no press conference is expected at the end of today’s meeting — just a readout.


    Also...

    https://neweasterneurope.eu/2020/08/17/belarus-why-this-time-is-not-different/


    Strikes

    Call for solidarity from worker organisations: https://progressive.international/wire/2020-08-19-an-urgent-call-for-solidarity-with-the-workers-and-people-of-belarus/en


    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/state-controlled-firms-join-strike-belarus-president-200818113145275.html


    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/17/belarus-opposition-calls-for-general-strike-after-biggest-protests-yet


    Including the state TV station - https://www.dw.com/en/belarus-television-broadcasts-empty-studio-as-state-media-joins-general-strike/a-54593079?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf


    Europe's last dictator...

    For a very questionable graph: https://www.rferl.org/a/years-of-lukashenka-and-counting/30769566.html


    But yes he's been in office a long time and it would not be reasonable to say he's been winning fair elections for a long time.


    The response from the Lukashenka side to the possibility of a real challenger is not surprising - imprisoned candidates, banned rallies, etc (https://neweasterneurope.eu/2020/08/07/ahead-of-the-presidential-elections-in-belarus/)


    From Maxim Rust, Polish political science researcher:


    "The elections will be held on August 9th. Nobody is sure about how they will unfold or how the authorities will react to the planned mass protests in their aftermath. One thing is certain – regardless of the election results, Belarusian society is not what it was just a few months ago. "


    That was pretty spot on


    Crackdown

    "Opposition leader" forced to leave for safety
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sviatlana_Tsikhanouskaya#cite_note-41
    https://www.rferl.org/a/belarusian-opposition-candidate-forced-to-leave-country/30778578.html
    https://news.sky.com/video/end-violence-on-streets-of-belarus-says-opposition-leader-12049164
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53733330


    Internet cutoff
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/11/belarus-president-cuts-off-internet-amid-widespread-protests
    https://twitter.com/BBCWillVernon/status/1293963021677735937


    Beatings and torture of those arrested, general harsh approach to protesters
    https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/08/10/belarus-elections-lukashenko-protests-tikhanovskaya-europe/
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/13/belarusians-accuse-lukashenko-regime-of-beatings-and-torture
    https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/08/10/belarus-elections-lukashenko-protests-tikhanovskaya-europe/
    https://www.eur

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Renzini Budget

    The Renzini Budget

    On today's episode, Hugh tries to convince Ciarán that the new EU budget isn't terrible. It goes about as well as expected.


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    • 55 min
    Antiquize This

    Antiquize This

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    No Election Left Behind

    2020 Polish presidential election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Polish_presidential_election


    https://www.politico.eu/article/poland-presidential-election-anti-semitism/
    https://www.politico.eu/article/poland-to-limit-foreign-media-soon-pis-leader-says/
    https://www.dw.com/en/poland-election-result-opposition/a-54205004?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf


    2020 North Macedonian parliamentary election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_North_Macedonian_parliamentary_election


    REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA
    The North Macedonian parliament on Sunday voted to dissolve and set a snap election for April 12. The vote had previously been scheduled for November so it’s not like they’re shifting things around in a major way, but something like this has been in the cards since ex-Prime Minister Zoran Zaev resigned just after the new year in the wake of the European Union’s decision not to open membership talks with his government. North Macedonia has been run by an interim cabinet since then.


    Zaev had staked his premiership on a pro-EU policy, and pushed through an unpopular addition of the word “North” to the country’s name in order to settle a dispute with Greece that was preventing Skopje from applying for EU membership. His political position was therefore badly undercut by the failure to start the accession process last fall. The election will basically serve as a referendum on Zaev’s approach, and he’ll be hoping voters return him to office with a mandate to keep pursuing EU membership. North Macedonia’s NATO accession should be a done deal by then (only Spain has yet to ratify it and that’s because Madrid’s political situation is a mess, not because of anything to do with North Macedonia) and Zaev is hoping the excitement over that development will give him a boost.


    https://www.dw.com/en/north-macedonia-holds-first-election-since-changing-its-name/a-54172417?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/world/europe/north-macedonia-election-zaev.html
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/north-macedonia-votes-general-election-eu-talks-loom-200715073621655.html
    https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/can-europe-make-it/elections-north-macedonia-waiting-kingmaker/
    https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/15/north-macedonia-votes-covid-19-driving-fears-of-low-turnout-in-first-election-since-name-c

    • 50 min
    Croatian Elections: The Croat with the Most-at!

    Croatian Elections: The Croat with the Most-at!

    No election left behind!!! Tonight we talk the Croatian 2020 parliamentary elections and how maybe it should've been postponed


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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fintaneirb ,

Smart, but easygoing European analysis

It’s great to find a podcast analysing what’s going on in Europe that’s both outside the Brussels Bubble and doesn’t take itself too seriously.

an-beirneach ,

Nice idea

It's really nice to hear some news about all of Europe, but in English! It's a rare thing. Good work

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