Neelie Kroes is in charge of Europe’s Digital Agenda. The Vice-President of the European Commission explained Lars Mensel why she wasn’t shocked by the NSA revelations, how Europe can profit from its currency crisis and why we shouldn’t worry too much about Euroskeptics.
With “Skagboys” Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh returns to the anti-heroes of his debut book “Trainspotting”. He sat down with Max Tholl to talk about Margaret Thatcher’s legacy, fans slipping him drugs, gentlemen raves, and the “fucking big television”.
The cyberlibertarian, John Perry Barlow, believes that we can no longer safeguard complete secrecy and privacy. He sat down with Alexander Görlach to discuss the true value of secrets, how the US copied Nazi Germany and why driving a tractor boosts his creativity.
All eyes are on Germany. In a week’s time, the Germans will go to the polls and decide over the future course of their country and, thereby, Europe as a whole. BBC presenter and correspondent Jon Sopel sat down with Max Tholl and Saskia Ibrom to discuss the importance of the German election, Angela Merkel’s governing style and the rising German Euroskepticism.
For bestselling author T.C. Boyle, writing is both an obsessive-compulsive behavior and the highest thing he can aspire to. He talked with Max Tholl to discuss the educative purpose of art, teaching creativity, and the deepest desires of human nature.
While preparations to intervene in Syria are running at full speed, Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn talked with Max Tholl to discuss the lack of clear evidence, why the UN Security Council might lose its credibility and how Iran could help overcome the Syrian crisis.
According to former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter, “women still can’t have it all.” She sat down with Florian Guckelsberger and Julia Korbik to discuss women in the workplace, the end of men, and why we shouldn’t expect female leaders to raise women’s issues.