Let’s talk about Azerbaijan

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE. A recent verbal attack on the Grand Duchy put Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on the radar of many Luxembourgers. But what exactly is the deal with Azerbaijan, and why should we care a lot more than we do now? If you want to support […]

The Fallacy of Taxing Big Companies

On the weekend, G7 members negotiated and settled on an agreement that will allow the introduction of a global minimum corporate tax rate. In essence, the agreement has two pillars: taxation in the country where the company operates, and the minimum baseline. These new rules will hit any company with a profit margin of more […]

Europe’s Climate Continental Divide

The decision by the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Accords has the rest of the world thinking globally ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP26) scheduled for November. Attending countries will discuss the ongoing process of reduction targets on global carbon dioxide emissions. But a look at the EU shows that in […]

Camera on

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE. Body cams, dash cams, recorded trials and interrogations – while standard practice in other countries, do not exist in Luxembourg. A few pushes have been made to introduce visual and audio recording to the law enforcement and justice system, but progress has been slow. […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 6: Net am EU-Parlament vertruede Parteien

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

Sustainability: the European word-battle

The Farm to Fork Strategy of the European Union attempts to foster sustainability in the agricultural sector. While sustainability is a laudable goal in a general sense, it has a wide range of possible meanings and applications. EU institutions have adequately defined the word.  It is necessary to establish a clear and precise definition of […]

Une taxe digitale nuirait aux consommateurs

L’Union européenne élabore ses plans pour taxer les services numériques : vraie avancée pour le consommateur et l’équité commerciale… ou moyen de renflouer les caisses après une année de Covid-19 très coûteuse pour les autorités ? A l’heure actuelle, la Commission européenne envisage trois options pour taxer les services numériques. La première consisterait en un supplément d’impôt […]