Interviews with ACES Affiliates on Covid-19
Sarah de Lange discussed European Populism at De Balie. Listen here
Claes de Vreese, BBC, 'Corona Virus: Why Dutch lockdown may be high-risk strategy.' By Anna Holligan 5 April 2020
In this article BBC's Anna Holligan explores the different perspectives on the Dutch lockdown strategy. Claes de Vreese responses on the questions about the Dutch attitude and communication towards the Corona Virus.
- Roel Beetsma: BNR Nieuwsradio economists panel, 30 March 2020. On the corona crisis.
- Roel Beetsma: Metro, 25 March 2020, “Waar komen al die miljarden toch vandaan?”
Anniek de Ruijter:
- Martin McKee, Anniek de Ruijter and Mark Flear, The Guardian, ‘Brexit threatens UK’s ability to respond to a future pandemic’, 14 March 2020
In this article, the three researchers explain the likely negative consequences Brexit might have on British society in case of widespread infectious diseases, pandemics and other mass health crises, because the UK will no longer be able to rely on the EU’s joint response mechanisms, such as bulk buying medicines and vaccines. The researchers also explain possible alternatives for the UK to mitigate these consequences of Brexit.
- Anniek de Ruijter, VPRO Bureau Buitenland, Wat hebben we aan de Europese Unie bij deze pandemie?, 12 March 2020
In this radio roundtable, ACELG researcher Anniek de Ruijter joins Dutch MEP Jan Huitema and EU Commission spokesperson Stefan De Keersmaecker to discuss the role of the European Union in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and other international threats to public health.
- 6-12 April 2020: in this week, Anniek de Ruijter is editor of @NL_Wetenschap, a Dutch twitter account on science, with weekly changing editors. Anniek will be focusing on health, health law and Covid-19.
- 8 April 2020: VPRO, 'Ieder voor zich in de Europese strijd tegen het virus' Anniek de Ruijter is interviewed alongside NOS Brussels correspondent Tijn Sadee about Mauro Ferrari's resignation as head of the European Research Council.
- 2 April 2020: De Correspondent, ‘Wat zijn je grondrechten nog waard tijdens een pandemie? Deze jurist legt het uit’, Anniek de Ruijter (text & podcast - Dutch)
Op-eds by ACES affiliates
- ACES co-director Luiza Bialasiewicz has commented on a number of European news outlets on ‘vaccine geopolitics’, including an interview on El Pais; an essay on the Green European Journal; with an extended version appearing in French, Italian and Polish on the journal of the Groupe d’Études Géopolitiques, Le Grand Continent
- Together with former ACES visitor Alberto Alemanno, she has also published op-eds on Le Monde and La Repubblica on the hazards of an EU-wide ‘vaccine passport’.
- Hanna Muehlenhoff and Luiza Bialasiewicz co-published on Open Democracy
- Hanna Muehlenhoff published an op-ed at Friends of Europe 'Of Angels and Warriors: Why it is time to reconsiderthe EU's military power ambitions.'
- Matthijs Lok Matthijs Lok reflects on the corona crisis as sublime historical event, and argues this is also a crisis in our perception of time. Published as fellow at NIAS.
- FEPS_Foundation organised an expert debate on the Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (#SURE) as an instrument to mitigate the economic & social effects of COVID-19. With: Frank Vandenbroucke (University of Amsterdam) Theresa Kuhn (Co-Director of the Amsterdam Center for European Studies), Roel Beetsma (Member of the European Fiscal Board)
- Gradus, R. and R. Beetsma, Ook van werknemers mag een offer worden gevraagd, De Volkskrant website, 16 April 2020, with Raymond Gradus. Een langere versie verscheen op MeJudice.
- 16 April, Folia Online, Frank Vandenbroucke: De regering houdt meer Europese solidariteit tegen, maar veel Nederlanders zijn voor
- Frank Vandenbroucke contributed to a research-based article in De Groene Amsterdammer and was interviewed for: ‘Het gebrek aan Europese samenwerking. Is het nu te laat?, Daphné Dupont-Nivet and BElia Heilbron, De Groene Amsterdammer, 9 April 2020, pp. 18-19.
Interviews on Brexit with ACES Director Jonathan Zeitlin
Finnish public broadcaster YLE interviewed Jonathan Zeitlin about the move of financial services to Amsterdam after Brexit.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural science made three interviews with Jonathan Zeitlin about the progress of Brexit. Read the three interviews here:
- Brexit.....or not?
- Why is it hard to exit the EU?
- Brexit: The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
Visions of Europe Lecture with Anand Menon
In this episode of the Visions of Europe lecture series, ACES invited EU-expert Anand Menon to discuss the future of UK-EU relations after Brexit.
In this lecture, Anand Menon briefly examines why the UK voted to leave the EU and why it has proved so difficult for the UK to actually exit the EU. He especially looked ahead: what are the social and economic prospects for the UK after Brexit, in the short and the longer-term, and what are the possible scenarios for future trade and regulatory relations with the EU?
The Visions of Europe lecture series brings prominent European policy makers and academics to Amsterdam to address urgent European and global issues.
2019 European Parliamentary Elections
Jonathan Zeitlin interviewed about the European Elections and the European electorate
In the run-up to the European Parliamentary elections, ACES Director Jonathan Zeitlin gave multiple interviews on the functioning of the EU, the European Parliament and reasons for people to vote or not.
Read one of the articles published by Het Eindhovens Dagblad here.
EP election analysis: Christina Eckes in interview with NOS Nieuwsuur
Following the European Parliamentary elections, ACELG director Christina Eckes was invited by the Dutch news programme 'NOS Nieuwsuur' to analyse the election results and their impact on the political dynamics within the EU in the coming years.
Luiza Bialasiewicz publishes article on Open Democracy about the need to avoid conspiratorial politics before the elections
As the European elections get under way, let us avoid conspiratorial geopolitics. Focusing on sinister figures is politically debilitating, presuming a priori that these forces will determine the course of events.
Claes de Vreese and Caroline de Gruyter discuss European Elections at Buitenhof
Sunday, May 19 Prof. Political communication Claes de Vreese (ACES affiliate) and NRC Columnist Caroline de Gruyter (Member of the ACES Advisory Board) discussed the trust of the European voters in Europe and whether the public debate is overshadowed by the extremists.
Current Affairs and Backgrounds
Claes de Vreese about the Danish perspective on the EU, immigration and how this compares to the Netherlands
Claes de Vreese was interviewed by Chris Keijne for Radio's Bureau Buitenland on the Danish political lanscape and how this compares to the Netherlands.