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The Greater European Talks

45 EpisodesProduced by Institute for a Greater EuropeWebsite

The Official Podcast of the Intitute for a Greater Europe, a pan-European youth led think tank based in Brussels, Belgium.As well as our regular publications we wish to bring you a roundup of the news from each region the Institute follows.

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GET #45 - Talking About Time: Immigration, Emotion and War's Pax Tempus?

July 4th, 2022


In the second instalment of the mini-series on the politics of time, Adith Srinivasan explores the ins and outs of political temporality studies in …

GET #44 - Talking About Time: Einstein, Fluvial Metaphors, and Weaponised Time

June 20th, 2022


This is the first of three episodes in the mini series Talking About Time: Temporality and Its Discontent. Nomi Claire Lazar, Andrew Hom, and Chris McIntosh appear as guests in this episode. Check out our channel to see …

GET #43 - UK-Rwanda Asylum Deal

June 7th, 2022


It was announced by British Home Secretary Priti Patel that the United Kingdom and Rwanda would form an "economic development partnership" in April …

GET #42 - How to Handle Devastating News?

May 18th, 2022


Political scientists are the first ones to get notified when major world events occur. Especially nowadays, these devastating news can have a …

GET #41 - French Elections: Shifting Europe's Equilibrium

May 9th, 2022


The French Presidential elections are currently in the limelight as they could shift the equilibrium within Europe. In this episode, we're joined by …

GET #40 - Unpacking the Conference on the Future of Europe: What's next?

April 25th, 2022


The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) has brought together all European citizens to discuss the European Union's future since May 2021.

In …

GET #39 - Russia's Expulsion from the Council of Europe - 'No Longer a Member of This Organisation'

April 11th, 2022


The invasion in Ukraine, which is a fundamental violation of international law, ignited a clear reaction from the Council of Europe. On March 16, …

GET #38 - Traineeship at the Council of Europe - Experience from the Strasbourg Headquarters

March 28th, 2022


Do you ever want to work as a trainee at the Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organisation with 46 member states? Or do you ever wish to be a part of the organisation that signed the European …

GET #37 - The Ukrainian Crisis and the Western Balkan Enlargement Agenda

March 11th, 2022


To start off the new season, Lutjona Lula, a researcher focusing on Western Balkans and EU integration, tackles the current Ukraine crisis and the …

GET #36 - Insects Incoming? The Future of Food in Europe and Beyond

January 19th, 2022


You think of insects as pests, but could they also be our solution to the imminent threats of overpopulation, food scarcity and the climate crisis? …

GET #35 - The Lebanese Crisis, Where to go from here?

October 23rd, 2021


Join us today a year on from our original talk with Maryam Nsaif to discuss the crisis in Lebanon which has only worsened since July 2020. The Beirut …

GET #34 - German Elections 2021 - The (Lack Of) Change In A Post-Merkel Germany.

September 26th, 2021


Philippe and Oliver discuss on the last German elections and the difficulties to create the new government. 

GET #33 - The State of Civil Society after Covid-19

July 12th, 2021


Today we talk with Anna Sevortian, Executive Director of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, about her part in their new report on the state of civil society. With Covid-19 having wrought havoc on our societies, …

GET#32 - Making the EU a Global Actor with Federica Mogherini

July 5th, 2021


What is the EU? For many it can be an economic bloc, a continental forum, or something more. For some more adventurous, it has become a global actor, with the ability to shape global affairs as well as think globally in …

GET #31 - Belarus - What does the Future hold?

June 16th, 2021


Only a week after the hijacking of a Ryanair flight to arrest a Belarusian Journalist, we discuss what the future holds for the Belarusian people, …

GET #30 - Bodies Unbound

June 1st, 2021


Bodies Unbound is an important project run by April Yee, Lena Chen and Elise Hanrahan about reckoning with Europe’s long history of policing the …

GET #29 - The Winds of Change in Germany – Elections after Merkel

May 17th, 2021


Excitement is not usually a go to word when describing German politics, but this years federal elections elicit the usage of it. With Chancellor …

GET #28: EU-ducation in the Near abroad

April 19th, 2021


In this episode we take a very niche look at a part of Europe's neighbourhood policy not often talked about, but very relevant, education. As many of …

GET #27: Working with the Future: A World after the Pandemic

April 5th, 2021


What can we learn from the future for today? In this episode we are talking with Prof. Roberto Poli, who is a professor for Future Studies at the …

GET #26: Grand Strategy and Great Power Politics with Prof. Sven Biscop

March 9th, 2021


What is Grand Strategy and how can we manage Great Power competition in the 21st Century? These are all questions that we engage with today with Professor Sven Biscop through his upcoming Book on Grand Strategy in 10 …

GET #25: The Burmese Coup with Chair of EU-AP Studies

February 19th, 2021


Today we talk with our new Chair of EU Asia Pacific Studies about a critical geopolitical issue dominating South-east Asia. On the 1st of February, …

GET #24: Future World Order with Maha Aziz

January 24th, 2021


Join Stephan and Philippe with our first interview on the podcast with Maha Aziz, Author of Future World Order, a bestselling book all about Global Risk analysis and what the future has in store for us. Also famous for …

GET #23 - The Young Leader Voices with Luca Arfini

January 10th, 2021


Today we talk with young leader Luca Arfini about one of his exciting new projects the Young Leader Voices. As a series of talks with young leaders across Europ,  we share the desire to promote youth initiatives and …

GET #22 The Conference on the Future of Europe

January 3rd, 2021


The Conference on the Future of Europe is an exciting and pivotal event that could shape the future of the European Union. Join us today as we …

GET #21: US Election Special 2020

November 14th, 2020


The US elections are a pivotal election not just for Americans but for all of Greater Europe. Join us as we discuss what the election meant for Americans, for Europe, and for the wider international system upon Joe …

GET #20: Libyia's Resigned Governments, Israel-UAE Agreement, and China's MENA influence

October 28th, 2020


Join this week Philippe, Dayle and Pierfrancesco from our new partner the European Student think tank as we discuss news items from the Middle East and North Africa.

GET #19: The Election Special, Local, Nationals, and Referenda

October 13th, 2020


Central and Southeast Europe -  Together with Ruxandra, Iva and Adrian, Philippe discusses the elections in countries such as Montenegro Macedonia and Romania, but also on the Swiss referendum. 

GET #18: Referenda on Cutting Down and Cutting Out, Macron in Lebanon

September 30th, 2020


In this episode, Philppe Lefevre discusses with Gary Paterson and Adrian Waters on the potentiality for a Scottish referendum and the recent Italian referendum for shrinking the Parliament and the last visit of Macron …

GET #17: Elections from Belarus and Georgia, Polish LGBTQ+ Crackdown

September 18th, 2020


In this episode, Philippe Lefevre together with Stephan Raab and Dariy Burov discuss on Russia and Eastern Europe

GET #16: Tik-Tok's Bifurcation of the Internet, and Abe's Ministerial Woes

September 10th, 2020


Listen to the new episode of our Talks hosted by Philippe Lefevre and our special guest Yuki Moritani about how Japan is managing the Covid situation …

GET #15: The Lebanese Crisis and Protests, and Continued Pressure in Libya

August 24th, 2020


Join us in the last discussion with Philippe Lefevre, and Maryam Nsaif on the Middle East and North Africa, in particular Libya. 

GET #14: Balkan Special, Protests from Serbia and Bulgaria, with Kosovar and Romanian perspectives

August 4th, 2020


Today marks one of our first tighly linked episode all on developments in the Balkans. Join Philippe Lefevre, Adam Kovac, Lorena Sekiraqa, and …

GET #13: Russian Bounties, US Troops leaving Germany, France's New PM

August 1st, 2020


In this episode of the GET we look at Western Europe and the Atlantic region. Join Philippe, Jack, and Dayle as they discuss more about the possible …

GET #12: Controvertial Elections, PiS, Belarus, and the Russian Constitution

July 13th, 2020


Today we take a look at the various elections and referenda coming up over Russia and Eastern Europe. Join us as we look into the Polish and …

GET #11: The Politics of Free Trade from Vietnam to Japan

July 2nd, 2020


In our episode today we look at Eurasia, and with Philippe and Timothée as to the new relationships, the UK is trying to forge with Japan, as well as the EU's recently ratified FTA with Vietnam. What does this mean for …

GET #10: Israeli Annexation Plans, Western Sahara, and Haftar's defeat in Libya

June 22nd, 2020


In today's episode join Philippe, Nadezhda and Dariy as they discuss the EU's influence in Israel, including its response to the annexation plans; The often ignored Western Sahara Issue; and what the Libyan general …

GET #9: Kosovar Constitutional Crisis and Nord Stream II, Part II

June 11th, 2020


Central and Southeast Europe - in this episode Philippe Lefevre together with  Nadezhda Kamenokovich discuss Central and Southeast European situation 

GET #8: REM Woes, EU health law, and Broken Treaties

June 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Phillippe Lefevre talks about Western Europe and the Atlantic region with Dariy Burov, Jack Lashendock, Diego Sanchez

GET #7: WWII's Memory Problems, Russia's Constitution, SA relations, and the 100 days of Zelensky

May 24th, 2020


In this 7th episode, Philippe Lefevre talks about Russia and Eastern Europe with Dariy Burov, Nadezhda Kamenokovich and Jonas Lammens

GET #6: Kim-Jon Un's Dissapearing Act, Islamophobia in Asia, and the South China Sea

May 18th, 2020


In this episode, Philippe Lefevre discusses with Nikhil Dongol and Valentina Tonino from Bridge Europe, our partner,  on the situation in Eurasia 

GET #5: Lebanese Protests, Operation Irni, and the new Israeli Government

May 13th, 2020


In this episode Philippe Lefevre discusses with Robin Schmahl and  José W. Zaarour on Middle East and North Africa. 

GET #4: Balkan Accession Talks, Kosovar Political Crisis and Czech Controversy

May 4th, 2020


In this episode of The Greater European Talks, we discuss Central and Southern Europe affairs, Balkans and Turkey in Covid-19's time. Our guests for …

GET #3: Covid-19 from Canada to India

April 1st, 2020


In this episode, we talk with our expert at the Institute for a Greater Europe about how Northen, Eastern Europe reacted to Covid-19, with a special focus on the extra-Europe situation in Canada and India. 

GET #2: Delayed Olympics, Afghanistan, and more Covid!

March 30th, 2020


Join us in our second episode where we shed some light on newer topics discussing a major attack in Afghanistan and its implications going forward, the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, now reeling from the impact of Covid, …

GET #1: Russia and Eastern Europe

March 30th, 2020


Welcome to the first episode of the Greater European Talks, the podcast from the Institute for a Greater Europe with Internationalism. Each week we take a unique perspective on an area of Greater Europe. 

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