In this last episode before the summer break, Annette and Mathieu take stock of an exciting six months of European politics, during a special edition from Nieuwspoort.
With Europe correspondents Clara van de Wiel (NRC) and Kysia Hekster (NOS), among others, they look at the Dutch position in Europe. Has Clara noticed that the Netherlands is viewed differently in Brussels since the current cabinet took office? They also, of course, talk about the war in Ukraine. Kysia is also a former Russia correspondent and travelled to Ukraine several times during the war. How do they view European aid there?
And a lot has been said and written about Germany’s Zeitenwende, but what is the current state of affairs? Luckily, our regular guest Derk Marseille has come specially from Berlin to give us a complete update on German politics and the German role in Europe.
And because it is a special summer edition, lots of extra reading tips!
Book tips from this episode:
- Kysia recommends Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv by Andrey Kurkov;
- Clara tips Citroeninkt by Maral Noshad Sharifi;
- Derk recommends Joachim Gauck – Erschütterungen by Helga Hirsch;
- Mathieu recommends De Huid by Curzio Malaparte;
- Annette tips This is Europe by Ben Judah ;
- Chief editor Freek recommends De ondergrondse spoorweg by Colson Whitehead;
- Editor Pieter tips Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
— 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.