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This week: 🍔 The EU wants to crack down on junk food ads 💽 Yaël Ossowski presents his new policy note on data privacy 🇨🇿 The Czech Republic drops anti-consumer rules 🇲🇽 Mexican streaming quotas are bad (so are the European ones) (w/ Fernando Valdés) You can follow Fernando Valdés on Twitter @fervaldes_ and the […]
Comme beaucoup de personnes durant cette pandémie, je suis devenu un peu un accro au streaming. J’ai pu ainsi rattraper le “retard” que j’avais soi-disant accumulé concernant ma connaissance de la culture populaire. Désormais, je suis abonné à trois services à la fois. Je regarde des films et des émissions de télévision populaires des États-Unis […]
🇳🇱 The Netherlands experiments with parties 🛫 Fred Roeder takes a flight to nowhere 🇨🇾 Cyprus wins its case on halloumi cheese 🖥️ Advertising restrictions online (w/ Fabio Fernandes) You can follow Fabio Fernandes on Twitter @DeFariaeSilva. April 15, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto
I published a column for the Slovenian news portal PortalPlus.si which can be read here. The text is in Slovenian, but online translators do a good job of showing the content. Check it out ! Pictures are Creative Commons. Thanks for liking and sharing!
onservative politicians have turned ‘vaccine passports’ into a cultural flashpoint,” writes the New York Times in an effort to polarize the debate and frame it as a left vs. right conversation. Why exactly one would put “vaccine passport” in quotation marks is a mystery in the first place, as both words accurately describe the concept. If you’ll need to […]
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 […]
The EU has long considered levying a tax of between two and six percent on the local revenues of platform giants. The prospect of trade talks with the US has brought this topic back into the spotlight. However, an EU-wide digital tax would limit potential future innovation. As it stands right now, the European Commission […]
New episode of ConsEUmer with these topics: 💉 EU member states fight over extra doses of COVID-19 vaccines 🔌 Electric car sales drop in the Netherlands 🪧 Fridays For Future is back (yay…?) 🇷🇸 Serbia’s business with vaccines (w/ Ivana Jeremić)
Streaming platforms and consumers should make their own decisions… A number of countries and regions are already applying entertainment content quotas. This means that a certain percentage of audiovisual content on broadcasting channels needs to be local. This rule already exists in France, for radio broadcasters. For private radio stations, there are rules on the […]