Energy Going Into German Elections

Germany is getting ready for its federal elections on September 26, known as the easy-to-pronounce Bundestagswahl. This year marks the end of the reign of Angela Merkel, who’s been serving as chancellor since 2005. Her party, the Christian Democratic Union, might wish for her to stay on for another four years, not least because it is […]

Will Poland’s Showdown With the EU Be the Next Brexit?

Those political leaders that go head to head with the European Union usually do so, as the Germans would say “Mit Pauken und Trompeten” (“with timpanis and trumpets”), meaning pompously and loudly. The U.K.’s Brexit movement made waves beyond its own borders, with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage garnering international attention. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP40: French protectionism, Swedish freedom, and Czech PM vs. the EU (w/ Jan Mošovský)

Episode 40 of ConsEUmer is out! This week: 🇫🇷 France wants stricter rules for food imports 🇸🇪 Sweden drops restrictions on September 29 🇨🇿 Czech PM Babiš targeted by the EU You can follow Jan Mošovský on Twitter @JanMosovsky. September 9, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 9: LGBT-Rechter an Ungarn a Polen

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Campaigning in the new home

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE. France is en route to a presidential election next year, and for the French political parties, campaigning does not end at the borders. We talked to the representatives of the different groups in Luxembourg, to get their take on 2022. If you want to […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP37: Right-to-die, Facebook goes shopping, and the EU’s free-market neighbour (w/ Zurab Tchiaberashvili)

It’s a new episode of ConsEUmer, with these topics: 🚲 The “Dutch Cycling Embassy” makes spurious claims 🇪🇺 The EU doesn’t like Facebook’s latest purchase (w/ Yaël Ossowski) 🇮🇹 Italians campaign for the “right to die” 🇬🇪 Georgia is the EU’s free-market neighbour (w/ Zurab Tchiaberashvili) Link to “Dutch Cycling Embassy” post: https://bit.ly/3sqP813 You can […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP36: The organic lobby, Germany votes, and Protests in Bulgaria (w/ Nikolay Filibev)

Mid-summer episode of ConsEUmer, with your host Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill). In this week’s episode: 🌱 Environmental groups want organic-only by 2035 🧳 Travelling to the EU from visa-exempt countries will be harder from next year on 🇩🇪 Germany is voting next month (w/ Fred Roeder) 🇧🇬 Bulgarians protest government over wiretapping scandal (w/ Nikolay Filibev) […]