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Hear our take on the news and enjoy sharp reporting on the big stories every weekday. Tune in as our guest panel reviews the day’s events in Europe, follows developing stories in the Americas and welcomes early risers in Asia and Australasia. Plus: reports and analysis from Monocle’s correspondents and bureaux around the world.

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Tuesday 24 May:

Chris Cermak checks in from the World Economic Forum and meets Margaritis Schinas, the vice president of the European Commission. In London, Tessa Szyszkowitz and Phil Clark discuss Poland and Hungary’s EU “hostage diplomacy”, Olaf Scholz’s African tour and the opening of London’s long-awaited Elizabeth line. Plus: On This Day in 1856.

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222124 May 2022
40 min

Tuesday 24 May: 

Chris Cermak checks in from the World Economic Forum and meets Margaritis Schinas, the vice president of the European Commission. In London, Tessa Szyszkowitz and Phil Clark discuss Poland and Hungary’s EU “hostage diplomacy”, Olaf Scholz’s African tour and the opening of London’s long-awaited Elizabeth line. Plus: On This Day in 1856.

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222023 May 2022
40 min

Monday 23 May: 

Eemeli Isoaho and Christoph Lenz are in Monocle’s Zürich studio to discuss Ukraine at the World Economic Forum, Finland and Sweden’s Nato bids and President Biden’s promise to Taiwan. As the world reopens to tourists, where are they heading? Plus Carlota Rebelo interviews Ukrainian MP Yulia Klymenko in Davos.

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221920 May 2022
40 min

Friday 20 May : 

Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo in Zürich and Tomos Lewis in Toronto look at the US primary elections, a royal visit to Canada and Germany’s monthly €9 rail tickets. Plus: David Hodari on the World Economic Forum and our editorial director Tyler Brûlé shares his thoughts of the week.

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221819 May 2022
40 min

Thursday 19 May: 

Aleksandra Tirziu and Oliver Strijbis are in Monocle’s Zürich studio to discuss the Swiss response to Ukraine, Chinese education taking a more isolationist path, favourite political gaffes and coffee that’s so expensive it should be illegal. Plus: Fernando Augusto Pacheco on what to see in cinemas this summer.

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221718 May 2022
40 min

Wednesday 18 May: 

Lynne O’Donnell and Charles Hecker discuss the future of military neutrality, the scathing new report on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the pros and cons of mandatory voting and what they would nominate for the Unesco heritage list. Plus: Andrew Mueller sits down with Lawrence Freedman to discuss Russia’s military failures in Ukraine.

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221617 May 2022
40 min

Tuesday 17 May: 

Terry Stiastny and Vincent McAviney discuss the Northern Ireland protocol as the UK government threatens to renege on its Brexit deal; we report the latest on Finland and Sweden’s Nato membership bids; what to do about inflation; and as Australian PM Scott Morrison promises to be kinder, can politicians change? Plus: Carlota Rebelo reports on new trends in urbanism.

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221516 May 2022
40 min

Monday 16 May: 

Buffalo News’ Robert McCarthy has the latest on the Buffalo shooting. Baria Alamuddin and John Everard discuss what a Russia defeat in Ukraine would mean; Lebanon’s uncertain election; North Korea’s new pandemic and Biden’s visit to Asia; and ‘The Washington Post’ opens a bureau in Kyiv. Plus: Lilian Fawcett visits Photo London.

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221413 May 2022
40 min

Friday 13 May: 

This week, Markus Hippi gives us the Polish view on the war in Ukraine, while Chiara Rimella and Fernando Augusto Pacheco discuss the Eurovision Song Contest and why it matters to Italians. Plus: Sophie Monaghan-Coombs on Jarvis Cocker’s new memoir and accompanying exhibition at The Gallery of Everything, and Andrew Mueller takes us back to Portugal in 1917 for On This Day.

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221312 May 2022
40 min

Thursday 12 May: 

Isabel Hilton and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera discuss the White House’s global Covid summit; Tina Fordham reports on Finland’s announcement to join Nato; and we discuss the influence of religion on politics. Meanwhile, Fernando Augusto Pacheco is in Turin for Eurovision and Henry Rees-Sheridan brings us his weekly Letter from New York.

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221211 May 2022
40 min

Wednesday 11 May: 

Nabila Ramdani and Somnath Batabyal discuss support for the war in Russia and Vladimir Putin’s accidental boost to Nato and European unity. Plus: the Taliban’s further restrictions on Afghan women’s freedoms, a revamp for France’s most famous road and the end of the iPod. Plus: Petri Burtsoff looks ahead to Helsinki’s literature festival.

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221110 May 2022
40 min

Tuesday 10 May: 

Lew Lukens and Samira Shackle discuss a shift in the EU balance of power amid the war in Ukraine. Plus: Priti Patel’s attempts to blame lawyers for a delay to her Rwanda asylum plan, Jill Biden’s visit to Ukraine and the Eurovision Song Contest with Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

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22109 May 2022
40 min

Monday 9 May: 

Stephen Dalziel and Aliona Hlivco join Georgina Godwin to discuss Russia’s Victory Day, UK opposition leader Keir Starmer faces an awkward investigation and Brazil’s Lula launches his political comeback. Plus: what’s next for the European Union? With a report by Alexei Korolyov for Europe Day.

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22096 May 2022
40 min

Friday 6 May: 

For this week’s in-house Daily, Markus Hippi and Carlota Rebelo discuss differing memories of the Second World War across Europe; republicans eye a historic win in Northern Ireland; and the Eurovision Song Contest with special guest and superfan Fernando Augusto Pacheco. Plus: Sergiy Petukhov reflects on the war in Ukraine ahead of Russia’s ‘Victory Day’ and Monocle’s Europe editor-at-large Ed Stocker speaks to a Ukrainian refugee in Berlin.

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22085 May 2022
40 min

Thursday 5 May: 

Marie Le Conte and Viji Alles give us the latest from Ukraine, as Kyiv asks for more weapons and Russia is accused of violating a ceasefire. Plus: Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s European tour, the French left, the first space hotel and our weekly Letter from New York.

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22074 May 2022
40 min

Wednesday 4 May: 

Daniella Peled and Jonn Elledge are in studio to discuss a new round of EU sanctions on Russia; a fierce antisemitism row between Moscow and Jerusalem; Donald Trump’s relentless hold on the Republican Party; and London gets a new train line. Plus: Yana Peel, head of arts and culture at Chanel on the inaugural Next Prize.

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