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Latest episodes

Böll·Europe Podcast #10 | Overheated: how climate misinformation goes viral on social media

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Disinformation can have a huge impact on climate change-related attitudes. What is online climate change mis- and disinformation? Where does it take place and why? How does EU policy making play into all of this?

Böll·Europe Podcast #9 | Transatlantic tensions and consumer protection

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The U.S. and Europe have entered a new trade era under Biden's administration. A new cooperation agenda is being developed to tackle today's challenges, such as climate change and emerging technology, focusing on consumer protection, competition, digital issues, and energy.

Böll·Europe Podcast #8 | Cleantech and Europe: what’s next?

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In February 2023, the European Commission presented a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe's net-zero industry and support the fast transition towards climate neutrality.

Böll·Europe Podcast #7 | 30 years of the European Single Market

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2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the European Single Market. To celebrate this occasion, and to develop new ideas for the future of European integration, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s European Union office asked its partners for their visions for the future of the Single Market.

Böll·Europe Podcast #6 | The toxic global impact of pesticides

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Pesticides are largely known for their negative effects on people and the environment. These substances are meant to kill pests, but their toxicity also destroys biodiversity and causes poisoning worldwide. Pesticides can be found everywhere: in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. That is why many highly dangerous pesticides are banned in the European Union.

Böll·Europe Podcast #5 | The future role of gas in a climate-neutral Europe

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Achieving a climate-friendly Europe by 2050 is the EU's long-term goal.  In the short run, it means stopping using fossil gas almost entirely much sooner. To limit global warming to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels and stay in the Paris Agreement, the demand must end  by 2035.

Böll·Europe Podcast #4 | Europride in Belgrade and LGBTIQ+ rights in the Western Balkans

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Europride is “the” pan-European international event dedicated to LGBTQI+ pride and since 1992, the event has been hosted by a different European city every year. Serbian capital Belgrade is home to the 2022 edition of Europride, although the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vučić announced that the event would be postponed or cancelled.

Böll·Europe Podcast #3 | Making the Great Turnaround Work part 2: Economic and social policies against climate change

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Climate change and the physical boundaries of our planet make it imperative to transform the way our societies work and produce goods. Gail Rego talks to Anna Coote and Antonio Andreoni about specific frameworks and policy proposals that could make the turnaround become a reality.

Böll·Europe Podcast #2 | Intersectionality and refugee women

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Women and girls are exposed to unique forms of violence related to their gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and socioeconomic status. Have female refugees found ‘safety’ at the European Union’s borders? Gail Rego talks with Madita Stantdke-Erdmann and Anila Noor.

Böll·Europe Podcast #1 | Making the Great Turnaround Work part 1: Greening finance

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There is emergence of a transformative economic thinking, integrating environmental, social, and economic dimensions, after the wreckage of neoliberal economic thought that clearly has reached its date of expiry. Green finance can contribute to that. Gail Rego talks with Frank van Lerven and Carolyn Sissoko.

Böll·Europe Podcast #0 | Discourses on demography in the EU institutions

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Liberal and progressive political actors show a tendency towards skirting around demographic issues which has left a vacuum for the far-right to fill with racist, anti-immigration, and anti-abortion discourses. Presented by Esme Nicholson.

Böll·Europe Podcast | Teaser

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We are thrilled to launch this new Podcast, which we hope it will be hub for great and innovative transformative ideas for a greener, more democratic, fair and just Europe.


Böll·Europe is the podcast of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union office in Brussels. From climate and energy transition to democracy and human rights. From rule of law and digital policy to gender democracy and migration. From economic and social policy, to EU foreign & security policy. These are just some of the topics we will analyse, always through a European and green perspective, and thanks to insightful conversations with policy-makers, experts and civil society and partners from the network of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

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