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In Between Europe

23 EpisodesProduced by Zselyke Csaky & Gergely RomsicsWebsite

The In Between Europe podcast discusses politics and current events in Central Europe, bringing you experts and a history minute for each episode. Hosted by Zselyke Csaky and Gergely Romsics.

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#23 Visegrad and Growth in Europe

November 19th, 2019

53:53

 

This episode is a forward-looking one, which builds on our previous discussion about the economic legacy of the transition. We discuss a new report from Visegrad Insight titled “European Futures,” the current state …

#22 Transition@30: The Economic Legacy

October 17th, 2019

54:56

 

In this episode we talk to Dóra Győrffy, a professor at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Hungary, about the economic legacy of the …

#21 EP Elections in the Visegrad Four

May 28th, 2019

36:59

 

This episode is the first segment of a two-part series with Talk Eastern Europe (TEE) on the results of the European Parliament elections in …

#20 Presidential Elections in Slovakia

April 3rd, 2019

32:49

 

Progressive newcomer Zuzana Caputova secured a surprise victory in Slovakia’s presidential elections this past weekend. We talk about what led to her success and what it means for the future of the country with Oľga …

#19 What Future for the Media in Central Europe?

March 3rd, 2019

41:52

 

We’re back! Here with us today is Marius Dragomir, the director of the Center for Media, Data, and Society at Central European University (CEU) and we discuss the crisis-ridden media environment in the region. …

#18 Energy and Energy Security in Central Europe

December 18th, 2018

58:11

 

In a long-awaited episode we tackle the important question of energy security in the Central European region. For this, we talk to András György Deák, senior fellow at the Institute of World Economy of the Hungarian …

#17 Central European Futures

November 20th, 2018

48:33

 

In this episode we discuss a new report titled Central European Futures — Five Scenarios for 2025 that maps five possible futures for the region and offers insight as well as recommendations. A true discussion …

#16 Slovenia's Politics = Normal?

September 16th, 2018

48:19

 

We talk to Aljaž Pengov Bitenc, a Slovenian journalist and fellow podcast host in this episode and navigate the not-so-choppy waters of Slovenian …

#15 Slovakia and the Coming post-Fico Era

August 22nd, 2018

44:28

 

We’re back! In this episode we are talking to Milan Nič, a senior fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations. We discuss what has happened in Slovakia since the horrific murder of investigative journalist Ján …

#14 Elections in Hungary: What Next?

April 14th, 2018

35:46

 

We talk to Zsuzsanna Szelényi, an independent MP in the outgoing Hungarian parliament to make sense of Fidesz’s third supermajority and explore the …

#13 Special Episode: Memory Politics

March 15th, 2018

39:55

 

In this special episode we bring you an extended history minute. Gábor Egry, a historian at the Institute for Political History in Budapest is …

#12 What Will 2018 Bring for Central Europe?

January 24th, 2018

45:33

 

Welcome to 2018! In this episode we look back at the tumultuous events of last year and discuss what 2018 has in store for the region. Our guest …

#11 Hungary — Illiberal or non-liberal?

December 11th, 2017

47:20

 

This is a special episode that features a discussion and review of two books about contemporary Hungarian politics. In the first half, we tackle …

#10 When EU Funds Go Awry

November 6th, 2017

40:19

 

In this episode, we talk with Balázs Váradi, an economist and cofounder at the Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis and we discuss the …

#9 Elections in Czechia — A Quick Take

October 23rd, 2017

36:58

 

The Czech elections have brought a number of smaller and bigger surprises over the weekend, including the comfortable victory of a billionaire businessman and the rise of antiestablishment parties. In this episode, …

#8 What's Going on in Visegrad?

September 28th, 2017

40:58

 

We tackle the Visegrad Four cooperation in this episode, talking about its past, present, and future with Wojciech Przybylski, the editor in chief of Visegrad Insight and chairman of Res Publica Nowa. The V4 group …

#7 Corruption in Romania

September 1st, 2017

39:56

 

In this episode we talk about corruption trends and the trajectory of the anticorruption fight in Romania with Laura Stefan, an anticorruption expert with the Romanian think tank Expert Forum. Laura tells us about …

#6 The Numbers Game in the Age of Information Warfare

August 10th, 2017

53:18

 

We tackle propaganda, fake news, and numbers in general in this episode. For this enormous task, we talk to freelance Canadian journalist Michael …

#5 Law and Justice in Poland (Part II)

July 13th, 2017

40:56

 

This is the second part of In Between Europe’s explainer on what is happening to the independent judiciary in Poland with Christian Davies of the

#4 Law and Justice in Poland (Part I)

July 9th, 2017

40:21

 

In this episode we address recent developments in Poland and the threat to judicial independence since Law and Justice came to power with …

#3 Austria — the Country that Gave Us Muddling Through as an Expression

June 14th, 2017

40:15

We focus on Austrian politics in this third episode, talking to Anton Pelinka, a professor of political science at the Budapest-based Central …

#2 Are the Czechs Having a Populist Moment?

May 18th, 2017

37:26

In this episode we talked with Martin Ehl, the chief international editor of the economic daily Hospodarske noviny. We covered all things Czech Republic, including the ongoing government crisis, instability in Czech …

#1 Extremism in Hungary

May 14th, 2017

48:21

In this first episode of the In Between Europe podcast, we discussed extremism and xenophobia in Hungary and the interesting trajectory of the …

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