Earlier this year, the Renew Europe Group in the European Committee of the Regions (Renew Europe CoR) launched a podcast called ‘Letter from Brussels’.
The second episode of the podcast is now available! In this episode listeners will learn about the little-known story of the artist who sculpted Robert Schuman’s bust. The podcast also features a tribute to Hans van Baalen as well as the amazing story of Cathérine Chabaud MEP, her initiative to protect the oceans, and proposals by Renew Europe CoR 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.
A 15-minute podcast written for the members of the Liberal Mayors Network and any other interested listeners, Letter from Brussels brings first-hand information from the highest level of the European Union. This information is relevant to the mayors’ 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 one 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 it 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.