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: […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 10: Plenière zu Stroossbuerg

Déi zéngt Episod vum neie Podcast “Oppen Dieren” ass disponibel um Lëtzebuerger Journal. Dir fannt déi ganz Episod andeems dir HEI klickt. Hei ass een Teaser: Dir kënnt onofhängege Journalismus ënnerstëtze andeems dir iech op de Lëtzebuerger Journal abonnéiert. Méi Informatioune fannt dir op journal.lu.

ConsEUmer podcast / EP43: Crypto rules, Gene-edited tomatoes, and Brexit divergence (w/ Tom Spencer)

In the last ConsEUmer episode in September: ₿ Looking at crypto regulation (w/ Yaël Ossowski) 🍅 Gene-edited tomatoes are new in Japan 🇬🇧 Where will the UK diverge with Brexit? (w/ Tom Spencer) You can Tom Spencer on Twitter @tomjackspencer. September 30, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

Europe’s Nuclear Power Divide

Last week was a big week for the Fridays For Future, the environmentalist group inspired by. Greta Thunberg. Thunberg spoke at a large rally in Berlin on Friday before hundreds of thousands of followers, launching what seems to be the big comeback for the climate-action movement in Europe following months of restrictions on large gatherings […]

The problem with the EPA’s pesticide politics

If you’re a regular consumer of memes, then you’ve likely heard of the widely used herbicide atrazine. Conspiracy theory broadcaster Alex Jones mentioned the chemical in a now-viral segment claiming it “turns the frog gay.” Jones had based his claims on research by a Berkeley biology professor named Tyrone Hayes. In 2002, Hayes published a […]

Congress Wants to Copy Some of the EU’s Worst Food Rules. That’s a Bad Idea

Legislation looming in the US Congress could emulate European food standards by copying European agricultural regulation. PACTA (Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act), legislation sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Bernie Sanders would outlaw any pesticide that is illegal in either European Union member states, the European Union itself, or Canada. To many Americans, […]

Will Poland’s Showdown With the EU Be the Next Brexit?

Those political leaders that go head to head with the European Union usually do so, as the Germans would say “Mit Pauken und Trompeten” (“with timpanis and trumpets”), meaning pompously and loudly. The U.K.’s Brexit movement made waves beyond its own borders, with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage garnering international attention. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor […]