The ideal Union according to Mathieu Segers
Europe, wake up! Ukrainian President Zelensky does not tire of rubbing it in: this is the moment for European solidarity. But what should that consist of? Can we as Western Europe, after thirty years of empty promises, really unite with our own East? The Dutch TV programme Tegenlicht explores the near future with professor of contemporary European history Mathieu Segers.
Climate, war and resurgent nationalism: global cooperation is rattling on all sides. Yet Professor Mathieu Segers still advocates European leadership: 'When death and destruction are spreading, and there seems to be no more light, often the most brilliant plans emerge.'
For science does not happen only through the university, Marjolein van Asselt, outgoing professor of Risk Governance at Maastricht University, argued during her farewell lecture.
Prime Minister Rutte's position in Europe is quite strong," observes EU expert Mathieu Segers, professor of European History at Maastricht University.