MD 003: I don’t believe in complaining

Lousewies van del Laan (foto: osebni arhiv)

Tokrat je naša gostja LOUSEWIES VAN DER LAAN, Nizozemka, progresivna političarka, ki se je pred kratkim z družino preselila v Slovenijo. Klepetamo o EU, ženskah v politiki, progresivcih in konzervativcih, političnih kampanjah IN seriji Star Trek. Pogovor vodi Nataša Briški.

003: I DON’T BELIEVE IN COMPLAINING

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Lousewies van der Laan (foto: osebni arhiv)
Lousewies van der Laan (foto: osebni arhiv)

Lousewies van der Laan is a progressive politician with wide experience in promoting democracy, human rights, including women’s and minority rights and international justice. A former MEP and currently vice-president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). She is also an avid Twitter user.

Lousewies van del Laan je progresivna političarka z bogatimi izkušnjami s področja promocije demokracije, človekovih pravic, vključno s pravicami žensk in manjšin, in mednarodnega prava. Nekdanja evropska poslanka, trenutno pa podpredsednica skupine Evropskega parlamenta ALDE – Zavezništva liberalcev in demokratov za Evropo, in aktivna tviterašica @LWvdLaan.

“If you look at where most of the money goes it goes to agricultural subsidies which is totally bizzare. 35% of the budget goes to 2% of the population.”

“The EU has turned into a big cash machine where the major achievements of politicians is to pull out as much money as they can. Like an ATM.”

“The only way people are willing to tighten their belts and to make sacrifices is if they see light at the end of the tunnel.” 

“The first problem of women is most of them don’t even enter politics.”

“Women are going to be judged differently. If I am very persistant then I will get called a bitch. That is something you have to deal with.”

“Where they afraid of you?” – “Obviously not enough because then I would be a prime minster now.”

“It is too lazy to say I vote every four years and I complain in between.”

“Some people seem to think that if you privatise that is somehow anti social. Well, I think it is anti social to use public money to subsidize badly run companies and to bail out managers who should be fired.”

 

Podcast je del projekta “Vabljeni na Metin čaj, tajni festival modre besede”. Nastanek je sofinanciralo Ministrstvo za delo, družino, socialne zadeve in enake možnosti (MDDSZ). MDDSZ ni odgovoren za objavljene informacije in njihovo nadaljnjo uporabo.

 

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