The Brussels Report Podcast Episode 17 – with Croatian MEP Ladislav Ilčić

EP Plenary session - Shrinking space for civil society in Europe

To listen and subscribe to this podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, PocketCasts or other platforms, please click here. 

To listen and subscribe to this podcast on our Youtube channel, please watch hereunder:

Ladislav Ilčić is an MEP for Croatia, sitting with the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR). He is a member of the “Croatian Sovereignists” party, a former member of the Croatian Parliament (2015-2016), special adviser to the ministers of Foreign Affairs (2016-2017) and Culture (2017-2018), and has served as city councilor on the Varaždin City Council (2013-2017). He is also an accomplished musician, a violinist and member of the Symphonic orchestra of the Croatian radio/ television since 1995.

In this this episode of the Brussels Report podcast, BrusselsReport.eu editor Pieter Cleppe discusses the following topics with him:

– The Conference on the Future of Europe and the ECR Campaign around this

– The conclusions of the ECR’s conference on the Western Balkans, the local situation and the responsibility of the European Union

– The idea of a “mini-Schengen” for the six Balkan countries that are currently not a member of the EU

– His vision for the EU, and the importance of the subsidiarity principle