Members of parliament are sometimes sidelined when drafting Brussels legislation. According to guest Lise Witteman, journalist in Brussels for Follow the Money, this is, among others, because parliamentarians and journalists, unlike lobbyists, have too little insight into the most important phase of the decision-making process.
In addition, Annette and Han Dirk talk about the power grab of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the consequences for Europe. And a phone call is made to Berlin, where correspondent Derk Marseille keeps an eye on the German election campaign. With a month to go before the election, the SPD is suddenly doing very well in the polls. Where does that revival come from?
— 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.