In this episode Annette and Mathieu speak with three guests:
02.50 – 35.15 min: Caroline de Gruyter takes a seat and talks about her new book “Beter wordt het niet”. What does the history of the Habsburg Empire teach us about the current state of the EU? We also look at Europe from an Austrian perspective. De Gruyter is a Europe correspondent, columnist for NRC and has written other books about Europe. Her new book >> https://www.devriesvanstockum.nl/9789044542585-beter-wordt-het-niet.html
35.16 – 46.12 min: Like every week we call Derk Marseille, our eyes and ears during the German election year. He talks about the dynamics between the CSU and CDU. What is the position of the CSU?
46.13 – 1.14.00 min: Reinier van Lanschot, the co-chair of VOLT Europe, explains the idea behind his pan-European party. Mathieu also explains what student Reinier used to be in the lecture hall.
Read, listen, and watch tips in this podcast:
- Following the conversation with Caroline, Mathieu recommends the book Aan de Europeanen van vandaag en morgen, in which compiler Thomas Huttinga has bundled work by Stefan Zweig. >> https://www.devriesvanstockum.nl/9789086842186-aan-de-europeanen-van-vandaag-en-morgen.html
- And Ernst Weiss’s book, De arme verkwister >> https://www.devriesvanstockum.nl/9789461648785-de-arme-verkwister.html
- Annette has a watch-recommendation. The live stream of the Café Europa Election Special. In which, together with Stephane Alonso (NRC) and Marleen de Rooij (NOS), we look at the role Europe plays in the Dutch elections. You can register for free here >> https://www.haagschcollege.nl/college/cafeeuropaverkiezingsspecial
Please note that this podcast is in Dutch.
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