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This episode features the Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schellenberg and Clement Bohn, the French Minister of Europe, as well as Luke Van Midlar, a Dutch political theorist, writer, and political theorist. We also get a detailed understanding of the new German government.
Matthew Karnitschnig from POLITICO described the alliance agreement this week between the German Social Democratic Party and the Green Party. Matt also provided us with an exclusive interview of Alexander Schellenberg from Austria, the Chancellor. He discussed his plans to create Europe’s first mandatory coronavirus vaccine.
Also this week, Jakob Hanke Vela, co-author of Rym Momtaz and Brussels script, spoke with Clément Beaune, French Secretary of State for European Affairs. Bohn spoke about France’s plans to balance the presidency of European Council and the presidential election in April. Bohn also addressed the recent phishing dispute between Britain and the European Union. The complete interview with POLITICO Live can be viewed here.
We heard also from Luuk Van Middelaar, a Dutch political theorist who was formerly an EU official. He is also the author a series critically acclaimed EU books. Andrew Gray from POLITICO spoke with van Middelaar about the ups and downs in the EU’s pandemic response. He also described them in his book “Pandemonium”. He also discussed the increasing tensions within the EU about democracy norms and the rule of the law.
We introduced you to Nadine van Loon (a Dutch documentary filmmaker) in January. She is making a film called Brussels Notes, which records people, particularly women, trying to be professional and personal. -Known as the “EU Bubble”. Nadine, who appeared on the podcast’s podcast, received crowdfunding for the film. It will be screened at Brussels cinemas next year. More information can be found here.