Americans Should Reject Vaccine Passports

onservative politicians have turned ‘vaccine passports’ into a cultural flashpoint,” writes the New York Times in an effort to polarize the debate and frame it as a left vs. right conversation. Why exactly one would put “vaccine passport” in quotation marks is a mystery in the first place, as both words accurately describe the concept. If you’ll need to […]

The lasting effects of the Diesel controversy

I was recently reminded of the effects of the long-lasting Diesel controversy on a trip to the Netherlands. The city centre of Amsterdam is a restricted traffic zone for certain types of engines, for the purpose of protecting air quality. The website of the city government says: “City traffic is a major polluter of the […]

In Defense of the Freelancer

The European Commission is setting itself up for creating new legislation regarding freelance work. In many European countries, services such as Uber, Bolt, or Deliveroo are coming under fire because they practice working with freelancers. For instance, the Uber app matches passengers with self-employed drivers.. The driver gets the fare payment via Uber after the […]

A digital tax would hurt consumers

The EU has long considered levying a tax of between two and six percent on the local revenues of platform giants. The prospect of trade talks with the US has brought this topic back into the spotlight. However, an EU-wide digital tax would limit potential future innovation. As it stands right now, the European Commission […]

[Video] Interview avec Lex Delles

Cette vidéo a été enregistré avec et pour le Lëtzebuerger Journal en avril 2021, dans le cadre du show “Elo mol éierlech” (Soyons honnêtes). La vidéo est disponible sur le site web de Journal. Voici un court extrait: Si vous souhaitez soutenir le journalisme indépendant au Luxembourg, vous pouvez vous abonner à Journal pour 168 €/an […]

We don’t need content quotas

Streaming platforms and consumers should make their own decisions… A number of countries and regions are already applying entertainment content quotas. This means that a certain percentage of audiovisual content on broadcasting channels needs to be local. This rule already exists in France, for radio broadcasters. For private radio stations, there are rules on the […]

[Video] Interview avec Jasmin Jahic

Cette vidéo a été enregistré avec et pour le Lëtzebuerger Journal en mars 2021, dans le cadre du show “Elo mol éierlech” (Soyons honnêtes). La vidéo est disponible sur le site web de Journal. Voici un court extrait: Si vous souhaitez soutenir le journalisme indépendant au Luxembourg, vous pouvez vous abonner à Journal pour 168 €/an […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 4: Platformaarbecht

Déi véiert Episod vum neie Podcast “Oppen Dieren” ass disponibel um Lëtzebuerger Journal. Dir fannt déi ganz Episod andeems dir HEI klickt. Hei ass een Teaser: Dir kënnt onofhängege Journalismus ënnerstëtze andeems dir iech op de Lëtzebuerger Journal abonnéiert. Méi Informatioune fannt dir op journal.lu.