The Defence Café is the security and defence podcast of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Brussels (FNF Europe).

As European states are confronted with a host of security challenges, they are prompted more than ever to cooperate. This, however, requires trust and compassion, because the world looks different from Estonia than it looks from Spain. For deeper cooperation to occur, deeper communication is needed first. And for deeper communication to be successful, a good cup of coffee is required.

In the Defence Café, your hosts Teresa Reiter and Sebastian Vagt will travel across Europe and meet one inspiring individual per episode. Guests in the Defence Café will talk about their ideas on European defence – but also about their countries’ curiosities. Because Europe is united in military diversity.

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EU Citizens in National Armed Forces w/Sebastian Vagt The Defence Café

Teresa Reiter, Sebastian Vagt and Jeroen Dobber meet… Sebastian Vagt, the former head of the FNF Security Hub and now FNF Project Director in Morocco. In this hand-over episode, which marks the end of Sebastian’s hosting of the podcast, they talk about one of his favourite idea for further European defence integration: allowing EU citizens to serve in national armed forces.
  1. EU Citizens in National Armed Forces w/Sebastian Vagt
  2. The Netherlands in the Middle of Everything w/Suleyman Aslami
  3. Why Worry About the Black Sea? w/ András Radnóti
  4. France, the European Defence Engine? w/Eve Roehrig
  5. The Security Situation of Lithuania w/Renaldas Vaisbrodas