What lies behind Poland’s tough stance against the EU when it comes to the rule of law? And how do ordinary Poles view Europe? In this episode Annette and Mathieu receive none other than Jenne Jan Holtland, former Volkskrant correspondent in Poland. He recently became a correspondent in the Arab world for De Volkskrant, but in our Café he talks one more time about his experiences in Poland. They also talk about Orban’s Hungary. What is the Hungarian Prime Minister’s ultimate goal?
And in the new Café Brussels section, Annette and Mathieu talk with Han Dirk Hekking, Europe reporter for the FD. He has just returned from the Czech Republic where the populist Prime Minister Babis did not win the elections and seems to be on his way to an exit.
— 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.