European progressive politics podcast from Brussels
Taking Brexit Personally
James Crisp has Boris Johnson's old job in Brussels covering EU affairs for The Daily Telegraph. James often writes with that jaundiced eye on the European project you'd expect from a correspondent on a venerable Conservative UK newspaper. But James...
When Conservatives Endanger Democracy
Political scientist Daniel Ziblatt is best known for co-authoring the 2018 bestseller How Democracies Die. The book is an indictment of US Republicans and their failure to resist Donald Trump. Daniel's work also examines how conservative parties have...
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...
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Keeping up with the EU
This is how I keep up with important developments and sentiment in the EU. Clear and insightful.
Amazing Progressive Eu podcast
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Simply the best
This podcast is dynamite. It is so smart and well presented. It’s about Europe and values. It does not hesitate to be critical of the EU institutions. This is what we need to gather resistance against the far right threat. If you care about the European project listen to EU Scream!