Coffee Talk Politics

S2 E26 Renewing Europe with MEP Sophie in't Veld

February 26, 2021 Monique Camarra Season 2 Episode 26
Coffee Talk Politics
S2 E26 Renewing Europe with MEP Sophie in't Veld
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S2 E26 Renewing Europe with MEP Sophie in't Veld
Feb 26, 2021 Season 2 Episode 26
Monique Camarra

You won't want to miss this!
 
What a pleasure it was to speak with MEP Sophie in't Veld of the Renew Europe Group on her ideas of addressing imbalances in the EU, but she doesn't stop there: we touch on foreign relations and the importance of giving the EU the tools it needs to be a geo-political force in the world.

MEP in't Veld is passionate about her love for the EU, the European project and of its history. She brought up issues that I hadn't ever taken into consideration. She said at a certain point: 'We can do this!' So find out why.

You can check out CTP Notes for some extra information about this pod. 

Many thanks to the CTP team- Davide and Rebecca- for helping me put this pod together and to Bensound for the music in the background.

Thanks for listening!

Show Notes Transcript

You won't want to miss this!
 
What a pleasure it was to speak with MEP Sophie in't Veld of the Renew Europe Group on her ideas of addressing imbalances in the EU, but she doesn't stop there: we touch on foreign relations and the importance of giving the EU the tools it needs to be a geo-political force in the world.

MEP in't Veld is passionate about her love for the EU, the European project and of its history. She brought up issues that I hadn't ever taken into consideration. She said at a certain point: 'We can do this!' So find out why.

You can check out CTP Notes for some extra information about this pod. 

Many thanks to the CTP team- Davide and Rebecca- for helping me put this pod together and to Bensound for the music in the background.

Thanks for listening!

S2 E26 Interview with Sophie in’t Veld

 Welcome to Coffee Talk Politics…and I’m Mo, your host…

I hope everyone is keeping safe…and healthy…and my warm hellos to listeners in Hough and Columbus Ohio…and Prato, Tuscany…

Just some news…I’ve had the first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine…and just to let you know…I had flu like symptoms…you may be very different from me…but you may just want to put 2 days aside to relax and get back to your old self afterwards.

And another thing…I want to thank the healthcare staff in Grosseto…they were friendly and took very good care of us…the reason I was able to get it is because I work at Uni Siena, it was open for anyone working in the educational system…along with law enforcement…

You know…after I got the shot…I felt a sense of relief wash over me…it was incredible to feel…and profound graditude…I’m thinking of all the people in the world who are still waiting and will have to wait a long time or they may never get it…

Getting the vaccine…is a question of life or death for some people…I get angry when I hear the arguments from the no-vaxxers…I know I’m supposed to be objective here…but sorry…you won’t find me objective when it comes to this…

Let’s move from this to today very special guest…

She’s probably one of the most balanced and honest politicians I’ve heard from in a long time and I’m extremely grateful that she was able to give me some of her time today because she’s also one of the busiest MEPs in Europe…part of the Renew Europe Group…

Sophie in’t Veld…

 

 

We’ll be talking about various issues inside and outside the EU…but the general direction is…

what’s in the future for the EU? 

Which problems need to be solved? 

What are going to be our future relations with the Biden Administration?

Sophie has also been one of the most vocal advocates for the primacy of the EU parliament and we’ll learn why she believes this…

 

Before I welcome Sophie to the pod, my many thanks to Davide and Rebecca for their help on the pod…

 

And…without any further ado…let me welcome Sophie to the pod…