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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Brexit and Europe’s Security The Defence Café

Teresa Reiter and Jeroen Dobber meet Ben Jones, Teaching Fellow in European Foreign Policy at King’s College London. They talk about the role of security and defence in the Brexit negotiations, the UK’s role in NATO and the UK’s foreign policy prospects after Brexit
  1. Brexit and Europe’s Security
  2. EU Citizens in National Armed Forces w/Sebastian Vagt
  3. The Netherlands in the Middle of Everything w/Suleyman Aslami
  4. Why Worry About the Black Sea? w/ András Radnóti
  5. France, the European Defence Engine? w/Eve Roehrig