France’s Fight Against Islamism Becomes Another Cynical Crackdown

Emmanuel Macron might be talking tough, but his real concern is the election calendar The beheading of Samuel Paty in October of last year has had a long-lasting effect on French politics. Paty, a civics teacher, was stabbed in cold blood by an Islamist terrorist as a reprisal against his having shown the Charlie Hebdo caricatures of […]

Turkey’s religious symbolism startles the EU

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE, and is available to Journal subscribers. Last year, the Turkish government transformed the museum of Hagia Sophia into a grand mosque. The move was a political calculation that sparked outrage in certain religious communities, among defenders of secularism, and in Brussels. The transformation is […]

Having an eye for business

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE, and is available to Journal subscribers. The Italian brand Luxottica is the biggest market player in its field. Having accumulated large parts of an essential medical device, where does that leave small companies and actors in the optician business? If you want to support […]

[Video] Diskussioun iwwer Taxisreform

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The inconsistencies of the European precautionary principle

Genetic engineering continues not to be allowed in the EU, but random mutagenesis is Despite revolutionising agriculture, genetic engineering is not allowed in the European Union. I have laid out the problem with this EU legislation in other blog posts on this website. In this article, I want to explain the blatant inconsistency of allowing […]

Passeport vaccinal, la nouvelle boîte de Pandore

Certains pays réclament la mise en place de « passeports vaccinaux » pour empêcher la propagation du Covid-19 sur leur sol : une idée qui n’a pas que de bonnes répercussions en matière de libertés individuelles… Le déploiement des vaccins progresse à pas de tortue dans l’Union européenne (UE). Dans le même temps, des pays comme les Etats-Unis, […]

Oxfam’s miscalculations on global wealth

Oxfam regularly releases new reports on inequality and keeps getting it wrong… So let’s revisit an older report to show how the next one is likely to be flawed once again — in an effort to avoid another needless European Parliament debate on inequality. The EU cannot allow itself to get stuck in an endless […]