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From Brussels and around the Continent — the top European politics podcast.

    German floods — Spyware scandal — Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

    German floods — Spyware scandal — Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

    The devastating floods in Western Europe are our top story this week: We hear from our reporter in the German flood zone and debate the political consequences of the catastrophe. We also discuss a big spyware scandal and Western accusations of Chinese cyberattacks. And we hear from Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.

    • 36 min
    Political football — EU's big climate combo — Recovery cash

    Political football — EU's big climate combo — Recovery cash

    The political repercussions of Euro 2020, a massive package of European climate laws, and the first economic recovery plans approved for EU cash all feature this week.

    • 36 min
    Slovenian EU presidency — Champagne spat — Digital expert Marietje Schaake

    Slovenian EU presidency — Champagne spat — Digital expert Marietje Schaake

    Slovenia's awkward start to its EU presidency and a look at why Russia has France fizzing over Champagne feature this week. And our special guest is former MEP Marietje Schaake on transatlantic tech regulation.

    • 30 min
    Stunning summit — EU's engine room — Ex-Swedish PM Carl Bildt

    Stunning summit — EU's engine room — Ex-Swedish PM Carl Bildt

    We unpack last week's extraordinary summit of EU leaders, take stock of the coronavirus situation in Europe and bring you inside the EU's "engine room." Our special guest is former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt.

    • 36 min
    Hungary's anti-LGBTQ+ law — Sausage wars — Commission VP Maroš Šefčovič

    Hungary's anti-LGBTQ+ law — Sausage wars — Commission VP Maroš Šefčovič

    Hungary's anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, France's regional elections and U.K.-EU relations are all up for debate. And we hear from European Commission VP Maroš Šefčovič's on the U.K.-EU "sausage wars" and more.

    • 33 min
    Biden's European summit spree — ECB President Christine Lagarde — Birthday bonanza

    Biden's European summit spree — ECB President Christine Lagarde — Birthday bonanza

    We take stock of Joe Biden's visit to Europe and what it means for EU allies. And our special guest is European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, discussing the uphill battle for gender equality in finance.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

John_F_ ,

Please Politico, could I have some more?

Excellent overview of recent happenings in Europe by the excellent Politico team headed by the wonderful Andrew Gray.

My only criticism is that some discussions seem a bit short.

very much woke ,

Great Podcasts...

Such a nice respectful combination. Led by the oh so civil Mr.Gray... I do wonder about that Rym, she’s yet to say anything even mildly neutral about Macron. Someone appears to have a bit of a fancy... that said. She’s great at her job. and being a red blooded Americans, I appreciate Matt K’s style.. call em out Matt!

JohnL165 ,

Great Podcast!

I’ve listened for a few months now, and as an American, I was surprised by how much I understood. Very helpful for anyone who want to know what’s going on with the eu

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