The Renew Europe Group in the European Committee of the Regions has launched a new 15-minute podcast – entitled Letter from Brussels – aimed at the members of the Liberal Mayors Network and all other interested listeners.
The podcast brings liberal mayors first-hand information from the highest level of the European Union, which 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 EU. The podcast also gives a perspective on the city of Brussels itself, the capital of Europe and of Belgium, and home to more than one million people.
The first episode focuses on debates with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commissioner Ylva Johansson, touching on the future of Europe, integration of migrants, prevention of violent extremism, defending the LGBTIQ rights, building integrity systems at local level, along with a fascinating but little-known story about Parc Leopold, located near the EU institutions.
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 and can be listened to from here. It will appear after every CoR plenary, at least 5 times a year.