Inside Europe

Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. on KUOW2

Inside Europe is a weekly news magazine exploring the topical issues shaping Europe. The program, hosted by Helen Seeney, includes interviews with newsmakers and personalities, background features and cultural reports from correspondents throughout the continent. Produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster.

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  • In east Ukraine, a pro-Russian group has declared an independent republic from within an occupied building in Donetsk. DW heads inside to hear from leaders and gauge local moods for a planned referendum in May.
  • Ukraine negotiations had appeared to have stalled. Then, suddenly, the Geneva hotel filled with excited chatter. Why the sudden change and, more importantly, will the agreement hold?
  • DW takes a look at why Russia seems to be favoring a return to its Soviet past - at least symbolically.
  • A modern artist in Florence, the Italian city famous for being the cradle of the Renaissance, is challenging accepted notions of beauty and public space.
  • A leader among pro-Russian activists occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine has said his side will not move until Kyiv's interim government steps down. This follows a de-escalation agreement made in Geneva.