ConsEUmer podcast / EP51: Scandinavia opposes minimum wage, and EU vape politics (w/ Michael Landl)

Shorter episode of ConsEUmer this week, with these topics: 💼 Danish and Swedish labour unions oppose minimum wage directive 🇪🇺 Michael Landl talks about his pro-vaping activism in Brussels You can follow Michael Landl on Twitter @LandlMichael. November 25, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh is not over

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE. Despite protests in Luxembourg, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been out of the European news cycle for months. And yet, that leaves the supporters of its cause undeterred. If you want to support independent journalism in Luxembourg, you can subscribe to Journal […]

The EU should follow the UK’s lead on harm reduction at FCTC COP next week

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC COP) is coming up next week, after having been cancelled last year. The meeting will assess the progress of WHO states in their reduction of smoking rates and continue its recommendations to curb the use of tobacco products. Curiously, in the conversations over the last […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP48: Taiwan relations, EU spending, and Farm to Fork (co-hosted with Fabio Fernandes)

This week’s ConsEUmer podcast is co-hosted with Fabio Fernandes! On the agenda: 🇪🇺🤝🇹🇼 European Parliament wants deeper ties with Taiwan 💶 The EU keeps spending 🌾 New studies undermine the Farm to Fork strategy You can follow Fabio Fernandes on Twitter at @DeFariaeSilva. November 4, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: […]

[Video] Philosophy Discussion

Dëse Video gouf am Oktober 2021 opgeholl, am Kader vum Journal Video-Format “Elo mol éierlech”. De ganze Video ass disponibel fir Abonnente vum Lëtzebuerger Journal, ënnert dësem Link. Hei ass een Extrait: Dir kënt de Contenu vum Lëtzebuerger Journal kucken, lauschteren, a liesen, integral a fir just 168€ d’Joer. Abonnéiert iech elo op http://www.journal.lu Individuell Video’en kënnen och […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP47: France turns on Nutri-Score, the truth about PFAS, and CZ elections (w/ Martin Pánek)

It’s the end of October! In this week’s episode: 🇫🇷 French agriculture minister turns on Nutri-Score labelling 🧪 The truth about PFAS chemicals (w/ David Clement) 🇩🇪 Germans reject phase-out of internal combustion engine 🇨🇿 What’s next in Czech politics? (w/ Martin Pánek) You can follow Martin Pánek on Twitter at @mmister. October 28, 2021 […]

Soaring Energy Prices Leave EU Leaders Scrambling

Europe hopes that it won’t be a cold winter. While the continent is battling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, has struggled with a rising electricity crisis, and is embroiled in an internal battle over the scope of its climate-change action, it now faces the highest natural gas prices in decades. The price increases are attributable to multiple […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP46: Latvia locks down, Bye bye Alitalia, and Austria’s political crisis (w/ Franz Schellhorn)

New week, new ConsEUmer episode! This week: 🇱🇻 Lativa locks down for a month ✈️ Alitalia is dead, long live Alitalia? (w/ Luca Bertoletti) 🏭 Energy prices go through the roof 🇦🇹 Austria in turmoil & its need for reforms (w/ Franz Schellhorn) Euractiv link: https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/opinion/whos-to-blame-for-high-energy-prices/ You can follow Franz Schellhorn on Twitter at @franzschellhorn. […]

The wine connection

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE. Luxembourg and Georgia are two countries separated not just by a large metric distance, but also by significant differences in perception. Both countries are known for something else than wine, and yet both countries pride themselves in the art of their vineyards. We brought […]