Podcast Letter from Brussels 14 – Serving the city

A new Letter from Brussels is now available featuring:

  • Why the increasing cost of housing is becoming a European problem;
  • Why the people of Saint-Omer in France were grateful to see the flags of the Netherlands, Slovakia and Czechia arriving in their town;
  • How bureaucratic barriers along our Union’s internal borders still make life difficult for 130 million Europeans;
  • The Mayor of Mariupol giving a timely reminder of what might happen elsewhere, if Europe doesn’t continue supporting Ukraine, and what had I done to make an elderly man of Brussels so angry? 

This Letter also features a special message from European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, and the voices of the Vice-President of the Hauts-de-France region François Decoster, the former mayor of the Estonian town of Rakvere Andres Jaadla, and the Deputy Mayor of the French city of Nice Magali Altounian.

This new episode can be listened by clicking below or on all major platforms including: Apple, SpotifyYouTube, Spreaker and iVoox.

Listen to “Serving the city- april2024 Letter from Brussels 14” on Spreaker.
More information on some of the items mentioned in the podcast can be found here:

  • The website of Serve the City.
  • Full message by Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament.
  • Report by François Decoster on Talent Mobility.
  • Report by Andres Jaadla on Smart, Sustainable and Affordable Housing.
  • Report by Magali Altounian on the Cross Border Mechanism.
  • Recording of the statement by the Mayor of Mariupol as well as the recording of the whole CoR plenary.
  • Article by MEP Jan-Christoph Oetjen on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum.

Letter from Brussels is written and narrated by Sean O’Curneen, Secretary General of Renew Europe CoR, a former journalist, and is partly inspired by BBC radio’s Letter from America by Alistair Cooke which ran from 1946 to 2004. The podcast is recorded in English; it appears approximately every 2-3 months. 

Missed the previous episode(s)? Listen again via Spreaker, Apple, Spotify, YouTube or our website for the previous episode, episode 13.

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