#131 FEPS Talks ‘How to safeguard citizens’ trust in the EU institutions’

Professor René Repasi, Member of the European Parliament since 2022, reflects together with Dr László Andor, FEPS Secretary General, on how the so-called Qatargate has undermined citizens’ trust in the European Institutions. They both welcome the swift and strong actions taken by the S&D group in response to these cases of corruption and undue influence. Repasi stressed the importance of improving transparency, accountability and media attention in order to avoid such “bad apples”. He also recalls the EP debate of NGOs and lobbies’ regulation. In the second part of the conversation, Repasi and Andor take stock of the German MEP’s legislative work since taking office, describing his work in various committees and highlighting his main parliamentary battles. The discussion expands to thorny issues like the EU’s Strategic Autonomy, and the speakers make no secret of their shared enthusiasm for the establishment of a common European unemployment insurance.

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