This episode focuses on France. Annette and Mathieu discuss the crucial role President Macron can play at this time of tensions with Russia over Ukraine. Mathieu explains why the French are in a good position to start a conversation with the Russians.
And Annette visits the French ambassador Luis Vassy. What are the priorities of the French EU presidency? And why is France focusing even more on Defense Cooperation?
Finally, Eveline Bijlsma, correspondent in Paris, updates Annette and Mathieu about the French election campaign. What are the chances of Macron being re-elected in April?
— 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.