Last weekend, the annual Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz took place; the three-day high mass of ‘high politics’. Last year, the ‘who’s who’ of world politics gathered in Munich a few days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Back then everyone still had hopes for a diplomatic resolution. What was the prevailing sentiment this year? Annette discusses it with Mathieu, who attended the Munich Security Conference.
Recommendations from this episode:
- For Carnaval, Mathieu recommends the song ‘Foie Gras’ by John Tana;
- Annette recommends an episode of VPRO’s ‘Frontlinie’, about a major Boskalis project in the Philippines;
- Chief editor Freek recommends a Follow the Money article: ‘Frans Timmermans: de macht en onmacht van de groene onderkoning van Brussel’ by Jesse Pinster.
— 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.