Letter from Brussels is a podcast by the Renew Europe Group in the European Committee of the Regions, written for the members of the Liberal Mayors Network, and any other interested listeners, focusing on news from the European level which is relevant to mayors, and including interesting facts and stories about the city of Brussels itself. Recorded in English, it will appear after every plenary of the CoR, at least 5 times a year.
The crime & the lone crusader - October 2021 Letter from Brussels 5
"The Crime & the Lone Crusader" carries highlights of a highly tense debate in the October plenary of the CoR, led by Fianna Fáil's Kate Feeney against homophobic amendments by Viktor Orban's Fidesz members, as well as new proposals by MR's Alexia Bertrand to empower consumers to make climate friendly choices when shopping, and the story of the lone crusader who fought against architectural crimes in Brussels in 1950 and 1964, and who was behind one of the most successful museums of the Belgian and EU capital.
The skeletons, the musicians, & two great cities - Sept2021 Letter from Brussels 4
A special extended edition on the occasion of the 2021 World Mayor Awards, profiling two winning mayors, François Decoster of Saint-Omer and Matus Vallo of Bratislava. Packed full of amazing and amusing stories about them as well as of Brussels, find out why there is a change of colour in the pavement of a historic Brussels street, who wrote a letter to a celebrity 18th century composer, and how an unstoppable soprano was stopped by an empty opera house.
The Marchioness & the League - July2021 Letter from Brussels 3
Third Letter from Brussels telling the story of a pioneering Belgian woman who was well ahead of her time in the protection of biodiversity, plus the value of language learning, the nominations for the Adamowicz award, LGBTIQ Freedom cities, the future of urban mobility, the threat of rural depopulation, and local youth shaping climate adaptation.
Robert Schuman & Nat Neujean - May2021 Letter from Brussels 2
Second Letter from Brussels revealing the little known story of the artist who sculpted Robert Schuman's bust, a tribute to Hans van Baalen, plus the amazing story of Cathérine Chabaud and her initiative to protect the oceans, as well as proposals to ensure energy security in Europe, the challenges for digital education, and a simple and effective way to connect Europe with its citizens.
Einstein and the priest - March2021 Letter from Brussels 1
Highlights of the debates with EU leaders on the future of Europe, integration of migrants, preventing violent extremism, defending the rights of LGBTIQ citizens in Poland, building local integrity systems, and a fascinating little known story about the Parc Leopold in Brussels.