ConsEUmer podcast / EP52: Special Venice episode with the team!

During out Venice retreat, same members of the CCC team join the ConsEUmer podcast for a special episode. Featuring: Anna Arunashvili, Aleksandar Kokotović, Yaël Ossowski, and David Clement.  We are talking: 🦠 COVID-19 lockdowns are back in Europe 🚘 Ride-sharing remains contentious in some countries ₿ Crypto adoption is progressing ⛽ Petrol taxes fuel inflation […]

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 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 […]

[10ème Homme] Nouvelle lettre sur le pacte migration

Chers lecteurs, Comme je vous avais annoncé au mois d’avril 2019, je contribue une fois par mois à la newsletter “10ème Homme”, produit par Vauban Editions en Suisse. Au mois d’août et de septembre ma lettre (et ma vidéo) expliquaient le nouveau budget colossal de l’Union européenne et la dispute maritime entre la Turquie et […]

[10è Homme] Nouvelle lettre sur le budget de l’Union européenne

Chers lecteurs, Comme je vous avais annoncé au mois d’avril 2019, je contribue une fois par mois à la newsletter “10ème Homme”, produit par Vauban Editions en Suisse. Au mois de juin et juillet ma lettre (et ma vidéo) vous parlaient du jugement de la cour constitutionnelle allemande sur la BCE, et en quoi les […]

Europe Needs a “New UK”

French President Emmanuel Macron accused the “Frugals”, i.e. the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, and Sweden (during the last European Council summit, Finland also joined this group) of “acting like Brexit Britain.” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had demanded a smaller proportion of grants – handing out money without having to repay it – instead of loans awarded by […]

Here’s who the “Frugal Four” are and why you should root for them

In order to respond to COVID-19 and the economic collapse that we are experiencing as a result of the lockdown measures, the European Commission has laid out an ambitious program to tackle the situation. During the European Council meeting on June 19, EU heads of state and government were not able to find common ground […]

[Reportage] Infektiounswell zu Ischgl : Charel Goerens wëll eng Enquête, déi Opklärung brénge soll

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 12. Juni iwwedroen. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Mindestens eng Doze Länner hätte ganz uerg ënnert dësem Feelverhale gelidden, well se vill méi héich Unzuelen un Infizéierten kritt hätten… De Lëtzebuerger Europadeputéierte Charles Goerens mécht sech am Europaparlament zu Bréissel fir eng Enquête […]