War in Europe. While in the past episodes Annette and Mathieu still hoped to talk about a diplomatic solution, during this recording the Russians entered the capital of Ukraine.
Annette and Mathieu discuss the European response to Putin’s war with Han Dirk Hekking, Europe reporter for the FD. Are the sanctions severe enough? What else can and should Europe do? And what are the short and long term consequences of this war for the European Union?
We also connect with our man in Berlin, Derk Marseille, to talk about the German role. The country largely determined the European attitude towards Russia, were they naive? And is there now definitively a strike through Nord Stream 2?
— 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.