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episode 245: State of the European Union — German election latest

Ursula von der Leyen's State of the European Union address and the closing stages of the race to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor are our two big topics this week.



episode 244: German election's EU impact — Playbookers' premiere — Age of 'unpeace'

The German election campaign's impact on EU policymakers is up for debate this week. And European Council on Foreign Relations director Mark Leonard talks about his new book, "The Age of Unpeace."



episode 243: Afghanistan fallout — Europe's military dilemma — Politics of loneliness

We debate whether Afghanistan's collapse moves the needle in Europe's long-running dilemma over building up its own military power. Plus, we have a discussion on a new form of loneliness among younger generations in Europe.



episode 242: EU migration wrangle — Economist Joseph Stiglitz — EMA chief Emer Cooke

In the wake of the withdrawal of western forces from Afghanistan, the EU is confronting renewed questions about its asylum policy. We also look at the state of the global economy, as well as Europe's coronavirus battle.



episode 241: Europe reacts to Afghanistan's collapse

As the Taliban consolidate their hold over Afghanistan, we have reaction from around Europe to the U.S. decision to pull out and debate the policy implications for NATO and the transatlantic alliance.



episode 240: Summer special: Recommended reading, listening and viewing

We have all the recommendations you need for reading, listening and viewing to make the most of your summer holiday — courtesy of the POLITICO podcast crew, special guests and our listeners.


 2021-07-29  39m

episode 239: 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.


 2021-07-22  36m

episode 238: 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.


 2021-07-15  36m

episode 237: 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.


 2021-07-08  30m

episode 236: 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.


 2021-07-01  36m