NATO says Ukraine’s path to membership is irreversible - Uncertainty in France after Sunday’s shock setback for the far-right - What does the UK’s new prime minister really stand for? - Viktor Orban’s rogue peace mission - And a special focus on the cut flower industry
Published 07/11/24
France is faced with an existential choice at the ballot box and Britain gets ready to end 14 years of Conservative Party rule. Also on the show: the inside story of an environmental crime investigation, a sports special and an arch-bishop on trial for schism.
Published 07/04/24
Published 07/04/24
France goes to the polls, the political script is flipped in the UK and the Danube region does some budget balancing. In the second half: the first installment of our new "Other Europes" series, showcasing hopeful stories from across the continent.
Published 06/27/24
The EU’s Nature Restoration Law is approved - thanks to a rogue Austrian minister, the King of Brexit shakes up British politics and the Estonia-based academic recruited to spy for Moscow. Also: the man tipped to be NATO's next chief, Turkey profits from weapons to Ukraine, Kyiv gets unusual funding from the G7, a boisterous start to Euro 2024 and France prepares for the Olympics and an election.
Published 06/21/24
The EU’s Nature Restoration Law is approved - thanks to a rogue Austrian minister, the King of Brexit shakes up British politics and the Estonia-based academic recruited to spy for Moscow. Also: the man tipped to be NATO's next chief, Turkey profits from weapons to Ukraine, Kyiv gets unusual funding from the G7, a boisterous start to Euro 2024 and France prepares for the Olympics and an election.
Published 06/20/24
Macron gambles the house on legislative elections, the dust settles in Brussels, an interview with the Secretary General of the Party of European Socialists, and analysis of the election results in Italy. Then: what motivates people to vote for Germany’s AfD party? What happened in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia? And what does DW’s elections expert, Jack Parrock, make of it all?
Published 06/13/24
Inside Europe's Kate Laycock is joined by French journalist and 'Fixing France' author Nabila Ramdani for analysis of the French edition of European Parliament elections. Then, two complementary stories from rural France - one about the far-right, the other about the left.
Published 06/06/24
EU elections special with analysis from DW's Jack Parrock. How is Brussels battling disinformation? What's important to Gen Z voters? Who’s afraid of Georgia Meloni? Why would Germans with migration backgrounds vote AfD? How is Robert Fico’s brush with death playing in Slovakia? Is the road running out for the European dream of borderless travel? And what’s at stake for Ukraine?
Published 06/06/24
Elections 101: with just one week to go before EU parliamentary elections, DW's Jack Parrock tells you all you need to know. The inside story of how a far-right masterplan was exposed in Germany, the 80th anniversary of D-Day in the shadow of the war in Ukraine. Plus: we mark June's Kafka centenary with a special half hour dedicated to one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.
Published 05/30/24
Europe, Israel and the ICC, Britain's tainted blood scandal and Turkey's nuclear connections. Also: shoring up European reproductive rights, a Russian propaganda film in Italy, Czechia remembers Roma victims of the Holocaust and Serbia's Ministry of Space.
Published 05/23/24
The many political lives of Slovakia’s Robert Fico, Czechia plots its own course, a devastating week for Ukraine, and an AfD check. Also: Georgia’s Foreign Agents Law, Catalonian election hangover, Turkish crime crackdown and a fashionable reimagining of the Balkans route.
Published 05/16/24
It’s Eurovision Finals week so we’ve gone all out on a Euro-Culture special! Alongside the hottest-takes from Malmo 2024, we’ll be bringing you the best of Liveurope in Brussels, and the arrival of the Olympic torch in Marseille. Enjoy… because this is about as lycra-packed as Inside Europe is ever likely to get! Plus: DW’s Don’t Drink the Milk podcast explores the backstory of the bagel
Published 05/09/24
The Gaza flotilla activists stranded in Turkey, why Scotland's Humza Yousaf quit while Spain's Pedro Sanchez stays and media activists call for the right to information. Also: EU election season is now underway, why EU enlargement states have veered to the far right, the end for Slovakia's public broadcaster, Venice's pay-to-get-in rule and Denmark cashes in on Sweden’s Eurovision limelight.
Published 05/02/24
Fifty years after Portugal's Carnation Rvolution, we journey through the mutinous streets of Lisbon, plus the EU's Green Deal is in trouble: can it be saved? We also focus on the topic of land — Danish land that’s been deliberately flooded, Bulgarian land deliberately left un-tilled and Italian land bought up by the mafia. Finally, why Slovakia's brown bears have become a big wedge issue.
Published 04/25/24
Crunch-time as the EU seeks a coordinated response to the Middle East conflicts, Turkey cracks down on trade with Israel, and after NatCon Brussels was shut down, we preview CPAC in Hungary. Also: Copenhagen’s historic Stock Exchange burns down, what the world can learn from Ukraine's DIIA app, why Icelanders disapprove of their new PM and we head to the International Festival of the Ocarina.
Published 04/18/24
The EU’s Asylum and Migration Pact is passed, Germany defends itself at the ICJ (extended interview here: http://dw.com/p/4efgf), Slovakia gets a new president, plus a sporting summit and a foretaste of Olympic tensions. Also on the show: unexpected bids for power shake things up in both Hungary and Croatia, and the pick of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. ?maca=en-podcast_inside-europe-949-xml-mrss
Published 04/11/24
The electoral tide turns on Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, taking stock of NATO at 75, the war in Gaza casts a cloud over the Eurovision Song Contest and why Czechs spent Wednesday taking it easy. Also: a special focus on farmers and mental health.
Published 04/04/24
Will Putin use the Moscow attack to further tighten his grip? Could a pro-western candidate win Slovakia's presidential election? And the refugee crisis in Europe that no one is talking about. Also: A secret recording hints at more corruption in Hungary's government, is it 'Time's up' for Spain's late-night bar culture? and 100-year-old Dutch prisons are remodeled for the 21st century.
Published 03/28/24
Ukrainian drones strike Russian oil refineries, Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar resigns, and the World Happiness Index reveals the opposite for young people in Western Europe. Also: an environment-themed second half featuring: a vision for a post fossil-fuel Ukraine, hydro plans threaten Scotland’s Loch Ness, Montpellier’s free public transport and the UK Climate Choir movement strikes a chord.
Published 03/21/24
The first (but not last!) elections special of this elections bumper-year, covering the rise of Portugal’s far-right Chega party. The Russian presidential elections and what’s NOT on the ballot. The battle for Belgrade is on again and how Erdogan hopes to retake Istanbul. All that, plus the alarming incidence of food poverty in the UK and Olympic preparations in Paris’ urban melting-pot.
Published 03/14/24
An International Women's Day Special, featuring the voices of Russian opposition figurehead Yulia Navalnaya, female NATO recruits as they take to the skies, and a French abortion activist celebrating a constitutional victory. Also in the show: pioneering business anchor Karen Tso, the only female watchmaker in Bosnia, Spanish football players and Estonia's Smoke Sauna Sisterhood.
Published 03/07/24
NATO membership and the shift in the Swedish psyche, Russian fishing vessels in Norwegian ports, and refugee-led mental health interventions in Prague. Also: quantifying extremism in Germany's AfD, enshrining abortion in the French constitution, dealing with the aftermath of ISIS terror in Turkey and bringing refugee children and their peers together through music.
Published 02/29/24
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.
Published 02/22/24
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.
Published 02/15/24