“We often need a situation where we are the back against the wall, the abyss in front of you, and a knife to the throat, then we are very courageous. We should be courageous in more normal times, if that exists.”

In this episode of Just the Chats, we were joined by President Herman Van Rompuy; current President of the Administrative Council of the College of Europe, Honorary President of the European Policy Centre, former Prime Minister of Belgium, and the first ever President of the European Council.

President Van Rompuy joined us to discuss his career, his experience at the Council during the eurozone crisis, and his thoughts on the future of Europe.

Music credit: Ailbhe Crowley

Recorded: 31 May 2024

 

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