The most important geopolitical battle of our time is taking place in and around the digital world. With Haroon Sheikh, professor of Strategic Governance of Global Technologies at the VU and affiliated with the WRR, Annette and Mathieu discuss European digital strategy. Can the EU still catch up with America and China? And what is at stake?
And in the new Café Brussels column, Annette and Mathieu switch gears with Han Dirk Hekking, Europe reporter for the FD. He has just returned from the Czech Republic, where populist Prime Minister Babis failed to win the election and appears to be heading for an exit.
Reading tips in this episode:
- Jenne Jan recommends the book ‘My message to the world’ by Jan Karski https://www.devriesvanstockum.nl/mijn-bericht-aan-de-wereld-jan-karski-c-line-gervais-francelle-9789059363328.html
- Mathieu is going to read with great interest Jenne Jan’s book ‘The Courier from Maputo’ which will be published next week https://www.devriesvanstockum.nl/de-koerier-van-maputo-jenne-jan-holtland-9789463810036.html
- Mathieu further tips Norman Davies’ book ‘Heart of Europe’ https://www.bol.com/nl/nl/f/heart-of-europe/35194483/
- Ernst Hirsch Ballin’s farewell lecture ‘The significance of human rights for legal development’ https://webcolleges.uva.nl/Mediasite/Play/f8d35aa0c48c4ec38ad490e3b7f4cd381d
- And Mathieu recommends two films by Paweł Pawlikowski the first is Cold War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ImvkXgGVWw and the second film is Ida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=412tfAWF4zw
- Finally, ‘A Closing of Ranks’ by John Morijn on the Verfassungsblog https://verfassungsblog.de/a-closing-of-ranks/
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.