Even The Germans Are Coronavirus Protesters Now

According to the Berlin police, some 20,000 protesters took to the streets last weekend to oppose nationwide lockdown measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Germany has been praised internationally for its efficient management of the crisis, which is why most of Berlin’s political class was upset by the large gatherings.  The protests have […]

Brüssel will Raucher und Dampfer wieder zur Kasse bitten

Die EU-weite Tabakmindeststeuer soll erhöht werden, auch das ‚Dampfen‘ betreffend. Geht gegen Einkaufstourismus, der durch noch höhere Steuern aber höchstens auf den Schwarzmarkt abgedrängt würde. Im Juni billigte der Europäische Rat einen neuen Konsens über Verbrauchssteuern auf Tabakwaren. Die Mitgliedstaaten schlagen Änderungen vor, die den Tabakpreis erhöhen und auch Nicht-Tabakprodukte wie E-Zigaretten betreffen würden. Seit 2011 gibt […]

Europe Needs a “New UK”

French President Emmanuel Macron accused the “Frugals”, i.e. the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, and Sweden (during the last European Council summit, Finland also joined this group) of “acting like Brexit Britain.” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had demanded a smaller proportion of grants – handing out money without having to repay it – instead of loans awarded by […]

[Reportage] Europadeputéiert réagéieren op EU-Conseil Kompromëss

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 21. Juli iwwerdroen. No engem vun deene längste Réunioun am Europäesche Conseil hunn d’Staats- a Regierungschefen ee Kompromëss fir den EU-Budget an den Hëllefspak fonnt. Déi Lëtzebuerger Europadeputéiert soe sech all awer gréisstendeels enttäuscht vum Resultat. Et ass net iwwerraschend dass d’Lëtzebuerger Europadeputéiert zu […]

Blatant Tobacco Sales Bans are Terrible for Public Health

Al Capone is one of the most infamous criminals in history. Countless books and movies have elevated his name to a level that even during his lifetime, few imagined possible. His crime-syndicate, the “Chicago Outfit” fought bloody gang wars over the production and supply of illegal alcohol. The United States was in the midst of […]

Quoted by AgriLand.ie

I was quoted by AgriLand.ie on the issue of a derogation for a COVID-19 GMO vaccine development procedure. You can read the full quote below, or you can visit the original source here.

New EU rule changes would mean bad news for Smokers and Vapers alike

In its conclusions in June, the European Council approved a new consensus on excise duties on tobacco. The member states suggest rule changes that would increase the price of tobacco, and equally affect non-tobacco products such as e-cigarettes. Since 2011, the European Union has had a common minimum excise duty on tobacco products, which notably increased the […]

[Reportage] Hong Kong: Nei Reegele léisen Demonstratiounsfräiheet praktesch op, sou de Charles Goerens

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert ginn, a gouf de 4. Juli iwwerdroen. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. D’Moyene vun der EU fir Hongkong ze hëllefen, wiere limitéiert, sou den DP-Politiker. De politeschen Dialog mat China wier allerdéngs permanent. Zu Hongkong kritiséiere Demokratie-Aktivisten dat neit chinesescht Sécherheetsgesetz, wat dem kommunistesche Regime […]