Inside Europe



Inside Europe, a one-hour weekly news magazine hosted by Helen Seeney, explores the topical issues shaping the continent. No other part of the globe has experienced such dynamic political and social change in recent years.


  • Inside Europe 18 April 2024

    18/04/2024 Duração: 55min

    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.

  • Inside Europe 11 April 2024

    11/04/2024 Duração: 54min

    The EU’s Asylum and Migration Pact is passed, Germany defends itself at the ICJ (extended interview here:, 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

  • Inside Europe 4 April 2024

    04/04/2024 Duração: 55min

    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.

  • Inside Europe 28 March 2024

    28/03/2024 Duração: 54min

    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.

  • Inside Europe 21 March 2024

    21/03/2024 Duração: 55min

    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.

  • Inside Europe 14 March 2024

    14/03/2024 Duração: 55min

    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.

  • Inside Europe - 7 March 2024

    07/03/2024 Duração: 55min

    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.

  • Inside Europe - 29 February 2024

    29/02/2024 Duração: 55min

    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.

  • Inside Europe - 22 February 2024

    22/02/2024 Duração: 55min

    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

    15/02/2024 Duração: 54min

    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

    08/02/2024 Duração: 54min

    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

    01/02/2024 Duração: 55min

    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

    25/01/2024 Duração: 55min

    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:, Tania Roettger in The Dial:

  • Inside Europe - 18 January 2024

    18/01/2024 Duração: 54min

    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:

  • Inside Europe - 11 January 2024

    11/01/2024 Duração: 55min

    Germany’s winter of discontent, the plight of hundreds of British sub-postmasters falsely accused of theft, NATO is looking for a new Secretary General, and Denmark has a new monarch. Also: Turkish espionage arrests, Republika Srpska’s controversial national holiday, Abkhazia’s government in exile, and Spain’s economic gamble.

  • Inside Europe - 4 January 2024

    04/01/2024 Duração: 54min

    A look ahead to 2024’s mega election year, with country specific briefings from a selection of our correspondents in different European capitals and a conversation with Sarah Wheaton, host of Politico’s EU Confidential podcast. All that, plus an introduction to one of Europe’s 2024 capitals of culture - Bodø in Norway!

  • Inside Europe - 28 December 2023

    28/12/2023 Duração: 54min

    A smorgasbord of Euro-sounds, from the archives of Radio Luxembourg to Athen’s centenary tribute to Maria Callas, via an intimate exploration of music and morals. Then: the weird and wacky world of Zagreb’s museums for just about anything, life on a gelato jury, and Portugal plays host to Afghanistan’s pioneering music school in exile.

  • Inside Europe - 21 December 2023

    21/12/2023 Duração: 54min

    Everyone’s a winner in Spain’s singing national lottery draw, Christmas is coming early to Ukraine, and when it comes to festive feasts, nobody does it quite like Norway! All that, plus our traditional holiday ring-round with our correspondents in the capitals.

  • Inside Europe - 14 December 2023

    14/12/2023 Duração: 55min

    The UN Climate Summit, Russian environmentalists and France’s immigration bill. Also on the show: Deja-Vucic: Serbia’s election is all about a man who isn’t standing, Passport loophole: Meet the Argentinians claiming Italian nationality and Euro-talent: how EU funding is helping put up-and-coming artists on the map.

  • Inside Europe - 7 December 2023

    07/12/2023 Duração: 55min

    Energy policy as an international security issue, Russian activists seek a safe haven in Bulgaria and Turkey lines up its demands. Also on the show: the moral case for the return of the Parthenon marbles, second generation migrants and the question of French identity, an Autobahn extension threatens Berlin’s club life and Asian hornets menace Spanish bees.

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