An Interview with Eurocities’ Nicola Vatthauer

By Anissa Mebrouk-Schmidt I recently met Nicola Vatthauer, Communications Director at EUROCITIES. EUROCITIES is a network of major European cities, founded in 1986 by the mayors of Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milano and Rotterdam. They agreed that a key task was to put the issue of cities and their economic, …

Meet Klaus Linsenmeier, Director of the EU office of Heinrich Böll Stiftung

By Marie-Armelle Raverdeau Klaus Linsenmeier is the head of the Brussels office of the Foundation Heinrich Böll Stiftung, a German political foundation affiliated with the European Union the Greens/ALE. He welcomed us into his office to discuss the role of political foundations in promoting democracy in Europe, his own career …