Listen to the newest episode of Letter from Brussels, the podcast from the Renew Europe Group in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR)! This episode covers:
- The climb up to a medieval tower in the Flemish city of Mechelen, Belgium;
- What Jacques Delors said when the HQ of the European Committee of the Regions was named after him during his lifetime;
- The liberal city taking over the European Capital of Culture title in 2024;
- The renovation of the vast site in Brussels that used to house the imperial postal service and Europe’s largest railway station for goods;
- The inspiring interpreter at the RenewPAC summit in Dakar, Senegal, and the urgent geopolitical need to develop a partnership between Europe and Africa at all levels of government and society;
- How the Mayor of Mechelen is connecting his citizens with the European dimension of their identity, and how local leaders can help to boost voter turnout at the European elections in June.
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.