Staff in the news

Klaartje Peters interviewed by Trouw

Many mayors support a ban on consumer fireworks. By supporting a ban, mayors ensure this topic appears on the agenda in The Hague. This, however, does not mean that there will be a national ban on fireworks.

Prof. Klaartje Peters remains sceptical: she applauds that mayors openly discuss the wish for a ban on consumer fireworks, but she is not sure this is enough to convince VVD and CDA to support such a ban.

You can read the entire article here.

Nico Baakman interviewed by L1

Nico Baakman was interviewed by L1 on a case where the mayor of Weert allegedly subsidised a foundation he himself is chairman of.

Dr. Baakman says he cannot judge whether something improper took place. He does agree, however, that an administrator should abstain from all appearance of evil.

You can read and listen to the interview here.

Shoki Hayir on Student Radio Maastricht

Shoki Hayir was interviewed by Student Radio Maastricht on Wednesday 15 January. He spoke about the challenges in the Middle East, in specific Iran.

You can listen to the interview here.

Iskander De Bruycker interviewed by Business AM

Iskander De Bruycker was interviewed by ‘Business AM‘ on why tech companies are expanding their lobbying capacity in Brussels.

You can read the news article (in French) here.

Raf de Bont interviewed by NPO Radio 1

Raf de Bont was interviewed at GAIA Zoo by NPO Radio 1 about his project “moving animals”. You can listen to the interview here.

Ernst Homburg interviewed by L1 on cultural heritage ENCI

Ernst Homburg was interviewed on Saturday by the L1 ‘cultuurcafé’ on the cultural heritage of the ENCI (Eerste Nederlandse Cement Industrie; First Dutch cement industry). Last week, the ENCI announced its bankruptcy.

Ernst Homburg sees the necessity of finding a new use for the ENCI factory. The adjacent quarry could be converted into a geological park, Homburg argues.

You can listen to the interview here.

Mathieu Segers interviewed by several news outlets

FASoS Professor Mathieu Segers was interviewed by several news outlets (Chapeau Magazine, de Limburger and 1Limburg) about the Maastricht Europe Days that took place last weekend. Prof. Segers is deputy managing director of Studio Europa which organises the Maastricht Europe Days.

He was also interviewed by NPO Radio 1 on Hungarian EU politics.

Prof. Maaike Meijer answers questions to RTL Nieuws on female anger

In the framework of Trump’s impeachment procedure, RTL Nieuws asked questions to Maaike Meijer concerning female anger. In the article (in Dutch), Prof. Meijer claims that there is a taboo on female anger. While when a man gets angry his anger is viewed in light of the thing he gets upset about, when a woman gets angry she is accused of being emotional.

Ferenc Laczo in debate on ‘Hungary in the EU’ at De Balie

On 14 November, Ferenc Laczo debated with Hungarian Minister of Justice Judit Varga and Dutch Member of European Parliament Sophie in ‘t Velt under the title ‘Hungary in the EU‘. The debate took place at De Balie Amsterdam.

The event was broadcast by Euronews Hungary. Euronews’ daily news also reported on the event.

You can watch the debate here.

Katleen Gabriels appeared on 1Limburg

On Friday 15 November, Katleen Gabriels was invited for a talk at 1Limburg. In the studio, she talked about the new BA Digital Society and the importance for the programme for today’s society.

You can watch the interview here.

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