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Europe Explained
In the Europe Explained podcast we talk to the experts on the front line, to get an in-depth analysis of the key issues affecting our everyday lives.

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L'Atelier de l'Europe
Discovering the Council of Europe’s art collection

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New releases

Надія, Nadiya – “Hope” in Ukrainian (in French)

6 min 37 31 May 2024

This portrait is a vibrant tribute to Ukrainian women who “remain a bastion of hope through their courage, whether silent or overt.” The work highlights the unwavering will to triumph.

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The Messengers – Avenue of thoughts (in French)

6 min 18 28 may 2024

In his dreamlike world, Jean-Michel Folon brings mysterious figures to life and transforms everyday objects. These emblematic sculptures of his seem to be watching the visitors go by. This committed European was wont to say that “Sculpture is a dialogue.”

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Strength in unity – Fish and shark (in French)

7 min 50 27 may 2024

Known as the Picasso of caricature, Turhan Selçuk led the way in wordless drawing from the 1940s. This work highlights the power of democracy. It demonstrates the idea that no one is above the law and we only need to think together, regardless of skin colour or opinion, to unite against any threats.

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Art tears down walls – Berlin Wall (in French)

7 min 40 23 May 2024

The fall of the Berlin Wall symbolised the reunion of Eastern and Western Europe. Over the years, the Wall was taken over by artists and anonymous individuals. These sections were chosen for their emblematic value: beneath a sentence in French, the word Freiheit (freedom) shines through.

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