In this episode, Annette and Mathieu take a look behind the scenes at the ESM emergency fund – and take a look at the secret diary of a Brexit negotiator.
Kalin Anev Janse, financial director of the European Stability Mechanism, talks about the role of the ESM during the previous crisis and the current corona crisis. They also talk about the future of the emergency fund. Is it slowly developing into a kind of European variant of the IMF?
With regular guest Han Dirk Hekking, General Reporter Europe for the Financieele Dagblad and creator of the newsletter Europamania, Annette and Mathieu dive into the book ‘La grande illusion – journal secret du Brexit’ by Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. What was it like negotiating with Boris Johnson? And what does the diary teach us about Brexit?
— disclaimer — the podcast Café Europa is only available in Dutch
Collaboration with Haagsch College
We make the podcast Café Europa together with our partner Haagsch College. Haagsch College is an initiative of Freek Ewals (former BNR Nieuwsradio) and Vincent Rietbergen (former NOS). They produce substantive productions such as theater tours with Rutger Bregman, Joris Luyendijk and Thomas Erdbrink. And in-depth live streams and podcasts about current events.