Slovenia, aka Katy’s favourite country, is increasingly drawing comparisons with Hungary and Poland when it comes to the state of its democracy. Can this worrying direction of travel be reversed? This week we ring up our favourite Sloveniologist Aljaž Pengov Bitenc to find out. We’re also talking about Bulgaria’s political rock star, and a shocking attack on a Dutch crime journalist.
We’re off on a little summer break! We’ll be back in September. In the meantime, we think you’ll love the visual version of our the first episode in our series This Is What A Generation Sounds Like, Josh and Franco, and the second episode, Denisa.
This episode was produced as part of Sphera, a collective of independent European media. Find out more at sphera-hub.com.
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Senior producer: Katz Laszlo
Producers: Priyanka Shankar and Andrei Popoviciu
Music: Jim Barne and Mariska Martina
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