Europe’s Food Protectionism Is Taking on a New Dimension

The war in Ukraine has affected Europe’s agricultural sector and slowed the ambitions of the European Union to enact sweeping new farming rules. Reforms in Brussels are modeled on the so-called Farm-to-Fork strategy, a roadmap through which the union wants to slash pesticide use, reduce farmland and push organic agriculture well beyond its current market […]

Cryptomonnaies: que propose l’Union européenne?

Les cryptomonnaies, NFT et autres tokens divers et variés attirent toute l’attention des législateurs européens.  Le règlement de l’Union européenne sur les marchés de crypto-actifs (MiCA), en chantier depuis début 2018, est enfin finalisé. Cette législation vise à « harmoniser le cadre européen pour l’émission et la négociation de divers types de tokens cryptographiques dans le […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP90: Romania’s Schengen bid, Missed trains, and Europe’s EV struggles (w/ Jan Burdinski)

In this week’s episode of ConsEUmer: 🇷🇴 European Council will decide whether to allow Romania a.o. into Schengen (w/ Emil Panzaru) 🚉 15 European railway companies create flexible substitute tickets 🔌 Is car protectionism the way? (w/ Jan Burdinski) Follow Jan Burdinski on Twitter @Burdinski. Support the war effort in Ukraine: https://www.recyclerussia.com/ October 27, 2022 […]

Réseaux sociaux et médias: la fin de l’entraide?

Quand l’Etat choisit les gagnants et les perdants sur le marché, cela ne se termine jamais bien. Certaines personnes partageront cet article sur les réseaux sociaux, ce qui augmentera le trafic vers le site de La Chronique Agora. Plus de trafic sur un site web signifie qu’un nombre plus important d’utilisateurs seront susceptibles de cliquer sur […]

Making Turkey Choose

To an outside observer, Turkey’s behavior since the start of the Ukraine war might seem erratic. When Russia began its aggressive warfare, Turkey condemned the attack and put a planned acquisition of new Russian weapons on hold. The Turkish company Baykar—one of whose executives is President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law— provides the Ukrainian military with […]

Dutch farmer protests give cautionary tale to the U.S.

Over the summer, farmers in the Netherlands vehemently protested against the government’s new environmental rules. Over multiple weeks, thousands of farmers burned hay bales and blocked roads and food distribution centers in an effort to draw attention to new EU rules that would paralyze the sector. The government in The Hague attempts to follow EU […]