The EU budget fight: Corona-excuses and Polish dilemmas

The upcoming budget, as it has been suggested by the European Commission in May last year, excites itself over its own ambitions. With more contributions from the 27 member states, the European Commission wants to move all countries away from fossil fuel use for energy production, reform agricultural subsidies in a way that Central and Eastern […]

[Reportage] Home office an Zäite vum Coronavirus

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf de 7. Mäerz iwwerdroen. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Den Ausbroch vum Coronavirus huet déifgräifend Konsequenzen op d’Entreprisen an der Europäescher Unioun. Eng EU-wäit Strategie gëtt et awer net. De Coronavirus gëtt ëmmer méi een Home-office-Experiment. Entreprisë wéi Google a Microsoft erlaben et […]

Are we letting ideologues take over agriculture?

‘Farming looks mighty easy when your plough is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield.’ Those were the prescient words of US president Dwight Eisenhower. Today, debate about farming has been colonised by environmental activists with little regard for the realities of farming.

[Reportage] Coronavirus als Problem fir d’Europäesch Wirtschaft a Budget

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf de 5. Mäerz iwwerdroen. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Duerch de Coronavirus muss Italien seng ekonomesch Performance no ënne korrigéieren. Och aner Europäesch Länner wäerte mat wirtschaftleche Konsequenze fäerte mussen. Virun enger Woch hat den italienesche Wirtschaftsminister Roberto Gualtieri annoncéiert, dass Roum 3,6 […]

The new refugee crisis will be Europe’s stress test

Turkey and Syria are headed towards war, after 30 Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack by the Syrian government in a zone previously negotiated to be safe for them. At the same time, Turkey and Russia are also in a de facto war, with Ankara going beyond what are normally considered retaliatory strikes. The […]

“Think of the children!” – How Lancet researchers parodise themselves

The Lancet’s new “A Future for the World’s Children?” report is once again some heavy nanny-stating. But this time, it goes right into real-life parody. The once well respected, but increasingly loony Lancet has in recent years endorse some of the harshest Nanny State policies around. From advertising restrictions to taxation of sugary drinks, the […]

[Reportage] Europaparlament zu Bréissel : Diere fir Visiteuren zou

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf de 4. Mäerz iwwerdroen.  USO : D’Europaparlament zu Bréissel huet e Méindeg décidéiert fir seng Dieren fir Visiteuren zou ze maachen. A verschiddene Fäll dierfen och keng Journalisten an d’Gebei. De Bill Wirtz huet d’Detailer. An engem Pressecomuniqué vum Parlamentspräsident David Sassoli heescht et dass all […]

We need to create a real single market for savings

Only a fraction of Europeans invest in stocks, while American consumers are a lot more likely to get involved in financial markets. The European Union could make strategic regulatory changes to change this for the better. With historically low interest rates, Europeans look at their savings accounts with warranted frustration. Investments in commodities are traditionally […]

[Reportage] Nicolas Schmit iwwer ökologesch Transitioun um Aarbechtsmarché : Mir brauchen honnerte Milliarden Euro

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 23. Februar iwwerdroen. D’Europäesch Kommissioun schafft un de konkrete Proposen vun engem “European Green Deal”, also engem Plang fir eng ökologesch Transitioun déi dem Klimawandel soll entgéint wierken. Fir den Aarbechtsmarché, a besonnesch dee vun der Logistik an der Energie, heescht dat vill Verännerung. […]