Attendez-vous à de nouvelles taxes de l’Union européenne

Vite oublié par le grand public, le plan de relance européen existe pourtant bien, et nécessite que des emprunts soient réalisés au niveau supranational, qui devront ensuite être remboursés. Avec des financements qui tomberont des poches des citoyens, plutôt que du ciel. L’Union européenne n’aura pas la tâche facile pour rembourser le montant massif de […]

La fin difficile du moteur à combustion

La Commission européenne a pour projet de rendre l’Europe climatiquement neutre d’ici 2050. En France comme ailleurs, notre mobilité individuelle sera affectée, et le clivage entre zone urbaines et rurale aggravé. L’Union européenne a, par la voix de la Commission, acté la fin de l’existence légale du moteur à combustion interne. D’ici 2035, dans le […]

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 / EP45: Belgium taxes short-haul flights, France’s nuclear comeback, and Crypto geo-fencing (w/ Aleksandar Kokotović)

It’s episode 45 of ConsEUmer! This week: 🇧🇪 Belgium imposes a new tax on short-haul flights 🇫🇷 France invests into small nuclear plants ₿ Geo-fencing is an issue in the crypto space (w/ Aleksandar Kokotović) You can follow Aleksandar Kokotović on Twitter at @kokota. October 14, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: […]

Greta Thunberg didn’t win the German elections

Greta Thunberg is back in business. Previously slowed down by European pandemic restrictions, the Fridays For Future movement has now hit the streets, starting in Berlin. ‘We must not give up, there is no going back now,’ Thunberg told thousands of local protesters. The appeals and influence of her movement have translated, at least somewhat, […]