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Europa United Eurochat Episode 4 - Interview with Roger Casale

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By Europa United
Europa United Media Company is a non-profit Irish organisation Limited By Guarantee and is incorporated in Ireland. Our goal is help to encourage conversation and opinion on the Europe of today though our publications and work as well as providing a platform that supports aspiring writers. Europa United receives no third party financial assistance and is not connected to any media organisation or political party. All our contributors and team members are volunteers.
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Europa United Eurochat podcast Episode 14 – Interview with Irish Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee
In an exclusive interview, Europa United's Stella Bass talks with Irish Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee about Brexit, women in politics and the future relationship of Ireland in Europe. Our Podcasts are presented in cooperation with the Communicating Europe Initiative (CEI). The CEI was established in 1995 to raise awareness about the European Union and to improve the quality and accessibility of public information on European issues. The programme is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This year, €100,000 has been provided for Communicating Europe Initiative funded projects.
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October 13, 2019
Europa United Eurochat podcast Episode 13 - The European Youth debate
Europa United’s Ken Sweeney and Christos Mouzeviris host a debate on European issues featuring young representatives from a number of political parties and organisations: Conor McArdle from Young Fine Gael Anna Heverin from Labour Youth  Cathal Kerins from Volt Ireland Topics include European integration, Brexit, the rise of far right polices and the future of Europe. Our Podcasts are presented in cooperation with the Communicating Europe Initiative (CEI). The CEI was established in 1995 to raise awareness about the European Union and to improve the quality and accessibility of public information on European issues. The programme is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This year, €100,000 has been provided for Communicating Europe Initiative funded projects.
1:54:24
October 10, 2019
Europa United Eurochat podcast Episode 12 – Interview with Maria Walsh MEP
Europa United's Editor-in-Chief Ken Sweeney chats with Maria Walsh MEP who is an Irish politician and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Ireland for the Midlands–North-West constituency since July 2019. She is a member of Fine Gael, part of the European People's Party. Outside of politics, she is known for winning the 2014 Rose of Tralee pageant. Maria talks about her decision to run as an MEP, women in politics, climate issues and experiences so far as an representative  in Europe.
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October 8, 2019
Europa United Eurochat podcast Episode 11 – Interview with Clare Daly MEP
Europa United's Ken Sweeney and Stella Bass chat with Clare Daly MEP who is an Irish politician and a Member of the European Parliament from Ireland for the Dublin constituency since July 2019. She is a member of Independents 4 Change, part of the European United Left–Nordic Green Left. She served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 2011 to 2019.  Clare discuses her experience so far as an MEP as well her concerns over Ireland's increasing involvement in EU military affairs, women in Europe and the recent green wave.
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October 4, 2019
Europa United Eurochat podcast Episode 10 – Interview with Deirdre Finlay from the Europe for Citize
Europa United's Ken Sweeney chats with Deirdre Finlay who is European Programmes Manager with the Wheel. The Wheel is an Irish based national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. Deirdre discusses her role as National Contact Point for Europe for Citizens which is an accessible European funding programme that is open to organisations that would like to engage in projects that promote understanding between the Union and its citizens, deepening our awareness of what it means to be European and developing a sense of European identity.
32:18
September 12, 2019
Europa United Eurochat podcast Episode 9 – Interview with Tobias Gerhard Schminke from Europe Elects
Europa United’s Ken Sweeney and Ola Jasińska chat with Tobias Gerhard Schminke who is the founder of Europe Elects, an organisation that provides Poll aggregation and election analysis for countries in the European Union.
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September 5, 2019
Europa United Eurochat podcast Episode 8 - Interview with Sophia Wellek from M100 Sanssouci Colloquium
Europa United's Editor-in-Chief Ken Sweeney chats with Sophia Wellek who is Project Manager at M100 Sanssouci Colloquium. The M100 Sanssouci Colloquium was initiated in 2005 by a group of leading media and public figures when Potsdam was running for European Capital of Culture 2010. Since then the conference annually takes place in Park Sanssouci. The international forum brings together Europe`s top editors, commentators and media owners (print, broadcasting and internet) alongside key public figures to assess the role and impact of the media in international affairs and to promote democracy and freedom of expression and speech. As a modern-day East-West bridge-builder, the Colloquium fosters media relations and not only exposes differences but also common ground in the challenges faced by media from different cultures and regions. 
19:45
August 30, 2019
Europa United Eurochat podcast Episode 7 - Interview with Laura Enache of Junior Chamber International and Dominik Kirchdorfer of Euro Babble
Europa United's Ken Sweeney and Ben Hall chat with Laura Enache of Junior Chamber International and Dominik Kirchdorfer about their organisations and their recent experiences with their European election campaigns. Laura tells us about the JCI Step Up For Europe initiative while Dominik brings us up to date on the European Future Forum and Euro Babble which are two organisations he formed in 2018.
1:39:20
June 22, 2019
Europa United Eurochat podcast Episode 6 - European Presidential Debate Review
Europa United's Ken Sweeney and Stella Bass are joined by Ben Hall from Junior Chamber International for our bumper European Election podcast. It's the final week before the election and we review the final European Presidential debate as well as a review of the Irish MEP candidates. We also discuss our awarding of the Communicating Europe Grant by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.  
1:26:26
May 19, 2019
Europa United Eurochat podcast Episode 5 - Interview with David Williams of Agence France-Presse
Europa United's Frances Cowell interviews David Williams who is Chief Editor of Agence France-Presse. Agence France-Presse is an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Agence Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency. AFP has regional headquarters in Nicosia, Montevideo, Hong Kong, and Washington, D.C., and news bureaux in 151 countries in 201 locations. Frances also chats with Chief editor Ken Sweeney about the media's role in the European election.
1:01:23
May 15, 2019
Europa United Eurochat Episode 4 - Interview with Roger Casale
Europa United's Chief Editor Ken Sweeney chats with Roger Casale about his work with civil rights organisation New Europeans and his recent decision to run as a candidate for the forthcoming European Parliamentary elections in May for Change UK.
51:54
May 1, 2019
Europa United Eurochat Episode 3 - European elections - Interview with European Green Spitzenkandidaten Bas Eickhout
Four Europeans sit down in a Dublin coffee shop to chat about the European elections. Europa United's  Ken Sweeney and Christos Mouzeviris met with Ben Hall and Sarka Valkova from Junior Chamber International, commonly referred to as JCI, a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people between 18 and 40 years old. We also feature an exclusive interview with Bas Eickhout, one of the European Green's Spitzenkandidat. 
1:25:46
April 28, 2019
Europa United Eurochat Episode 2 - Interview with Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy
 Europa United’s Chief Editor Ken Sweeney chats with Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy. Matt has been an MEP since 2014 and Sinn Féin are a member of GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament. They discuss the border poll in the wake of Brexit, Scottish independence and European influence at national levels.    Thanks for visiting our site. Did you enjoy this podcast? If so, don’t forget to share our work as we totally rely on you spreading the word on Europa United. All our writers are volunteers and we appreciate any help in getting our articles to a larger audience. Maybe you would also like to also help us to maintain our organisation by making a donation here. You can help us get to our goal of a purpose built web portal. Just follow this link to our crowdfunding page. 
15:11
April 25, 2019
Europa United Eurochat Episode 1 - European Parliament podcast special
 Europa United is delighted to present the first in a series of podcasts and we decided to kick off in Brussels where we were guests of European Parliament in Ireland. To listen to the podcast, just click on the link below. Keep your ears out for our next podcast coming very soon.    Our first guest was Kate Hickey from Irish Central, an leading Irish digital media company in North America, providing political, current affairs, entertainment, and historical commentary to the Irish throughout the world. Kate chats with us about American European relations, the mood on Brexit in the US and the atmosphere of US elections. Media centre in the European Parliament While we were were there, we spoke with Vice President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness who gave us the latest update in the Brexit discussions. Conservative MEP Charles Tannock also gave us a frank assessment of the current situation with Brexit as well as giving us his predictions on how the next few months turn out. We end the podcast with a lively debate with Fine Gael MEP’s Brian Hayes, Deirdre Clune and Seán Kelly on subjects such as the importance of European elections compared to local elections, Scottish Independence and the suspension of Fidesz by the European Peoples Party. Thanks for visiting our page. Did you enjoy this podcast? If so, don’t forget to share our work as we totally rely on you spreading the word on Europa United. All our writers are volunteers and we appreciate any help in getting our articles to a larger audience. Maybe you would also like to also help us to maintain our organisation by making a donation here. You can help us get to our goal of a purpose built web portal. Just follow this link to our crowdfunding page.
39:11
April 24, 2019
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