The Brussels Report Podcast Episode 11 – a closer look at developments in the EP, with Pelle Christy Geertsen

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In this episode of the Brussels Report podcast, editor Pieter Cleppe interviews Pelle Christy Geertsen, a Brussels-based consultant and a true “Brussels bubble” insider. He is the Managing Director of Brussels strategy consultancy Euraffex, where he’s active since 2014, and has lots of experience in EU politics, starting from 1997 in his native Denmark. He has been working at the European Parliament between 2005 and 2014, assisting MEPs in both Brussels and Copenhagen.

In particular, the following topics are being explored:

– The struggle to succeed of European Parliament President David Sassoli, amid the “mid-term” replacement of various top positions in the European Parliament and its committees.

– The possibility of a new powerful eurosceptic alliance, or “supergroup”, gathering political parties from both the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and the Identity and Democracy (ID), and the relevance of it

– The European Parliament’s hypocrisy when it comes to promoting “diversity”

– How important is the European Parliament as a “intermediate stage” for national politics nowaways?