ConsEUmer podcast / EP33: Russia bans champagne, DST on hold, and Europe’s Cannabis Awakening (w/ Deepak Anand)

Another week, another episode of ConsEUmer! This week: 🍾Russia bans champagne 💻 Digital Services Tax on hold 🌿Europe’s challenges in legalising cannabis (w/ Deepak Anand) You can follow Deepak Anand on Twitter @_deepakanand. July 22, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

The EU Is Missing a Chance to Address Its Problems With Turkey

Last October, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suggested that French President Emmanuel Macron ought to seek “some sort of mental treatment,” after the latter had announced a tougher stance on radical Islam. Tensions between Turkey and France have been rampant since the beheading of French civics teacher Samuel Paty, who was targeted for showing caricatures […]

The Commission’s organic ambitions will be paid by consumers

Consumers will foot the bill for extravagant organic goals As I’ve previously explained on this website, the EU’s organic ambitions are seriously misled, because contrary to popular belief, organic food is neither environmentally friendly, nor better for consumers. Research has established that moving all current farming to organic farming would increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions […]

The EU’s Grandiose U-Turn on “Vaccine Solidarity”

How do you vaccinate over 400 million people in a short amount of time? That is the question that the European Union tasked itself to answer when early in the COVID-19 it sought to organize vaccine distribution for the entire bloc. At heart, Brussels was coming from the right place: after many member states had […]