When EU funds go awry
Corruption has always been an issue with cohesion funds, but Brexit and the looming reform of the EU could fundamentally change these mechanisms in the long term. In this episode, In Between Europe talk with Balázs Váradi, an economist and co-founder of the Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis, about the (obscure) funding mechanisms of the European Union, their use and abuse.
History minute: Backwardness and its historical context
In Between Europe is a podcast that discusses politics and current events in Central Europe, bringing you experts and a history minute for each episode. The show is hosted by Zselyke Csaky and Gergely Romsics.
Zselyke Csaky is a senior researcher at Freedom House’s Nations in Transit publication. She regularly writes about Central Europe and issues related to human rights.
Gergely Romsics is a senior fellow with the Research Center for the Humanities–Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His interests include the study of ideologies and political theory in Central Europe.