This time from Nijmegen at democracy festival Grondfest. Under the watchful eye of a packed tent, this episode discusses the Netherlands’ position within the EU since Russia invaded Ukraine and the future of the union. After all, will European unity remain even if we get a harsh winter?
Annette and Stefan de Vries, who replaces Mathieu this week, discuss it with MEPs Paul Tang (PvdA) and Bas Eickhout (Groenlinks). How will it be received in Brussels if Prime Minister Rutte again blames the EU for something, as happened recently when a Dutch price cap for energy was delayed for so long? And what can the EU itself still do to alleviate the energy crisis in the short term and ensure that the next four winters do not become another round of misery?
Photo: Roel Wijnants
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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.