The original European current affairs podcast from Germany’s international broadcaster. Bringing you expert analysis and on-the ground reporting from the European capitals and beyond. Join host Kate Laycock and DW’s network of seasoned correspondents for your weekly dose of euro-politics and culture. Published every Thursday.
Inside Europe - 22 February 2024
On the 2nd anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we look at the security and funding situation and talk to DW’s Kyiv correspondent, Nick Connolly. Also: The delicate issue of Norway’s relationship with Russia, how Russia is using cryptocurrency to by-pass international sanctions, and we meet Mstyslav Chernov, director of the BAFTA award winning documentary, 20 Days in Mariupol.
Inside Europe - 15 February 2024
Hungary resignations - the pedophile scandal that toppled a president. Green giggles - French ecologically conscious comedy. Memorial politics - what to do about Bulgaria’s communist era monuments? All that, plus a deep-dive into the controversial world of homeopathy in the company of DW's Don't Drink The Milk team.
Inside Europe - 8 February 2024
Dutch coalition talks break down leaving Wilders in limbo, Northern Ireland gets its first Republican first minister and the death knoll for gas-guzzling cars in Paris. Also: Kosovo's new currency rule irritates minority Serbs, we visit Turkey's Hatay a year after the earthquakes, southern Estonia begins its culture capital year and a trip to the magical dragon festival in the Bavarian forest.
Inside Europe - 2 February 2024
The EU reaches a deal with Orban, farmers threaten to blockade Paris, and a new report sets out a vision of two very different agro-futures. Then: Norway’s Prime Minister puts his full weight behind the Arctic Council, open source aficionados gather in Brussels, Estonian teachers go back to work, Italian villages get a lease of new life, and Madrid celebrates sustainable tourism.
Inside Europe - 25 January 2024
Turkey green-lights Sweden's NATO bid, a wake-up call for the EU elections, and Finland prepares to elect a president. Also: French politics and the fickle capital of youth, a journey to the heart of Germany's Zeitenwende, and leaning tower of… Bologna. Links - ECFR report: https://shorturl.at/jxzQ9, Tania Roettger in The Dial: https://shorturl.at/dkpuD?maca=en-podcast_inside-europe-949-xml-mrss
Inside Europe - 18 January 2024
Germany's far-right and the secret master-plan to deport millions of people, Can Dundar calls for a ban on the AfD, and Turkey's civil society crackdown continues. Also: Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Davos address, Spain's plastic pellet problem, France’s Depardieu dilemma, and a bracing encounter with Oslo's floating saunas… Correctiv investigation link: https://shorturl.at/kmKQS?maca=en-podcast_inside-europe-949-xml-mrss
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August 3rd Episode
I’m an American listening and I normally enjoy the balanced perspective I get from this show, but August 3rd saw people talk about the AfD slipping into “radical” racist rhetoric. They talk to protesters, including a queer person. I think it’s incredibly inappropriate for a German news service to pretend that these far-right positions are “radical”. The r word i’d use is “reactionary.” We literally fought a world war over this, and i think something is missing to truly label this episode as balanced. Why exactly did they talk to a queer person and then not explain why a queer person would be concerned? Deutsche Welle, you can’t hide from the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the 30s and 40s to a number of groups in society, including queer folks
Reporting straight from the left, and they don’t even hide it any more. Sad.