Almost all European leaders met in Moldova last week for the European Political Community. A one-day summit, with no agenda or final declaration. Why is this new European initiative useful after all? Annette and Mathieu also discuss developments in the Balkans and Rutte’s European mission.
Recommendations from this episode:
- Join us at Café Europa Live in The Hague at Nieuwspoort on 5 July;
- Mathieu recommends Polish political scientist Jan Zielonka’s new book: ‘The lost future and how to reclaim it’;
- Annette read ‘Picknick op het ijs‘ by Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkov;
- Editor Pieter recommends the trilogy ‘M’ by Antonio Scurati.
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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.