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Inside Europe delivers the big stories of the week: News, politics, culture and more — every week.
Inside Europe 09.04.2021
A Polish salt mine provides relief for post-Covid patients - The Dutch go techno to learn more about easing coronavirus restrictions - Is the EU about to reset ties with Turkey? - What kind of impact will the pandemic have on Rome’s historic centre? - Greenland’s rare-earth election - A spat between Latvia and Russia over a war memorial - Protests in France over veggie school lunches - And more…
Inside Europe 01.04.2021
Joy, as England emerges from a three month lockdown - Serbia wins friends by vaccinating its neighbours - Why Turkey's reliance on Chinese vaccines is proving a huge political and medical gamble - Spain to exhume thousands of civil war victims - The problems facing LGBTQ refugees in Bosnia-Herzegovina - We’ll be checking out the winner of the European Tree of the Year Award - And much more...
Inside Europe: 25.03.2021
Angela Merkel urges vigilance after Easter U-turn — Bristol protests against proposed new UK police powers turn violent — Rights groups raise concerns about rising levels of police brutality in Greece — Cruise industry set to sail again with strict anti-COVID measures — Dumpster-diving sisters highlight Germany's food waste issue.
Inside Europe 18.03.2021
A murder sparks a new UK women's movement — Many European nations suspend the use of AstraZeneca's vaccine — After 10 years of conflict in Syria, refugees in Germany look to the future — Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny describes his prison conditions — Latvians debate legalizing partnerships for same-sex couples — and more!
Inside Europe 11.03.2020
A facemask scandal rocks Germany's conservative political establishment — Is the British monarchy living on borrowed time following Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview? — France mulls legislation to restitute stolen assets to their countries of origin — Italy fights tax evasion using a lottery with a difference — The battle to save a feminist mural in Madrid — and more!
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Culturally Rich & Highly Entertaining
A podcast I've listened to off and on for ten years, it manages to unearth unique stories from all sectors of Europe's great complexity and tell them in ways that both intrigue and delight. As one not able to travel as much as he would like, it's immensely pleasurable to ride along with Inside Europe's tour of the continent's monumental diversity and wonder. Exceptional!
Europe Inside Out
DW’s Inside Europe provides a revealing look into the political, social & cultural EU. Their coverage of Brexit from an EU perspective has been helpful in understanding the impact and nuances of this major econo-socio-political event on the lives of EU citizens and British subjects alike. Human interest stories provide insight into cultures of nations whose lifestyles are seldom covered elsewhere. Overall excellent reporting by seasoned correspondents who are well prepared and knowledgeable about their assignments and geography.
I highly recommend it as a reliable alternative news source and hope it continues to broadcast for many years to come.
Islamophobic even by American standards
So I’m a very average middle aged white American, and overall appreciate the solid English language coverage of European news from a non-British perspective. That said, the one embarrassing short coming in DW reporting seems to be a consistent giddy obsession with covering Muslims, and trying to frame their existence in Europe (or elsewhere) as being in opposition to liberal ideals, typically using Jewish people or women, etc. as an ultimately transparent way to hide the motives for this coverage, even while there’s precious little coverage of the struggles any less privileged group faces in Germany for example if they’re due to non-migrants (e.g. there’s as much or more coverage of European antisemitism BY MUSLIMS than by the much larger white far right... Steve Bannon would be proud)
Of course I wouldn’t say all this, except that I’ve been listening to these podcasts for years, and it’s been a consistent theme, maybe even getting worse (like one in 3 weeks will have some cringeworthy islamophobic material). It’s reminiscent of the breathless over-reporting of “black crime” you’ll see in a lot of American news. Apparently DW can only see racism in other countries and in people who don’t look like them :/