Episode 2 of Letter from Brussels is now available! In this episode listeners will learn about the little known story of the artist who sculpted Robert Schuman’s bust, and it includes a tribute to Hans van Baalen, President of the ALDE Party who passed away recently, as well as the amazing story of Cathérine Chabaud MEP, her initiative to protect the oceans, plus proposals by our members Gunars Ansinš, Gillian Coughlan, and President François Decoster for energy security in Europe, the future of digital education, and a simple and effective way to reconnect citizens with Europe, and finally news about the launch of the Conference of the Future of Europe co-chaired by Guy Verhofstadt MEP.
A 15-minute podcast written for the members of the Liberal Mayors Network, and any other interested listeners, Letter from Brussels brings to liberal mayors first-hand information from the highest level of the European Union that is relevant to their work as city leaders and will help them and their citizens connect with European decision-making, and contribute to strengthening the Union. It also gives a perspective on the city of Brussels itself, capital of Europe and of Belgium, and home to more than 1 million people, with a history going back centuries.
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 will appear after every CoR plenary, at least 5 times a year. Missed the first episode? Listen again via Spreaker, Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts or our website.