Alex Brenninkmeijer, former national Ombudsman and current member of the European Court of Auditors, is critical of national politicians' approaches to solving the ongoing crises concerning nitrogen levels and gas extraction in Groningen. In the latest edition of the Hofvijver, Brenninkmeijer calls for more critical selfreflection in national politics.
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The Politics Cafe took a closer look at the Dutch defence. After years of spending cuts, there is now budget available again. Where should the money go to in the coming years? Christ Klep and Salima Belhaj joined the debate.
Do Germany and France still determine the course in Brussels? Or have Poland and Hungary become more influential? And how have the powerrelations changed within the EU after the European elections and in times of Brexit?
This Politics Cafe was a 'behind the scenes' of the annual budget. How does the annual budget come into being? Why does the government make certain choices? And who influences the annual budget?
Much has happened in the past few months inside and outside of the EU. On November 6th 2019, the effects of these developments on the balance of power were debated. Rem Korteweg, Bram van Ojik, Renske Leijten and Stéphane Alonso participated.