The politicisation of EU cultural policies

In this video, Claire talks about a meeting she recently attended that was supposed to be holding to account the proposed EU Commissioner for Innovation and Youth, Mariya Gabriel. The meeting was a joint one between two European Parliament committees, the Culture and Education committee and the Industry, Research and Energy committee.

Claire explains her frustrations with the process. First, that the EU only seems to be interested in arts and culture where it promotes European citizenship and federalism. Second, that rather than holding Gabriel to account, or at least having an honest debate about the issues facing arts and culture today, it was really an exercise in asking for more money for all that pro-federalist cultural spending.