ConsEUmer podcast / EP40: French protectionism, Swedish freedom, and Czech PM vs. the EU (w/ Jan Mošovský)

Episode 40 of ConsEUmer is out! This week: 🇫🇷 France wants stricter rules for food imports 🇸🇪 Sweden drops restrictions on September 29 🇨🇿 Czech PM Babiš targeted by the EU You can follow Jan Mošovský on Twitter @JanMosovsky. September 9, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

Campaigning in the new home

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE. France is en route to a presidential election next year, and for the French political parties, campaigning does not end at the borders. We talked to the representatives of the different groups in Luxembourg, to get their take on 2022. If you want to […]

Europe Has Its Own Vaccine Mandate Woes

“Non au pass sanitaire!” The signs in the streets of Paris speak a clear language—“No to health passes”—as thousands opposed to the government’s implementation of COVID-19 health passes descend on the streets. More than 200,000 people nationwide have protested on a weekly basis against measures that prevent those without a valid QR code from entering […]

France’s Presidential Election: Frustration Or Indifference

France recently held its regional elections—do not worry if you did not know, because apparently it was news to many French people as well. With a historic abstention rate of 66 percent, the French have never cared less for who is governing their region. In some regions, less than 12 percent of eligible voters took to the […]

France’s Fight Against Islamism Becomes Another Cynical Crackdown

Emmanuel Macron might be talking tough, but his real concern is the election calendar The beheading of Samuel Paty in October of last year has had a long-lasting effect on French politics. Paty, a civics teacher, was stabbed in cold blood by an Islamist terrorist as a reprisal against his having shown the Charlie Hebdo caricatures of […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 3: OpenLux

Déi drëtt 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.

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 1: Impfstrategie vun der EU

Déi éischt Episod vum neie Podcast “Oppen Dieren” ass disponibel um Lëtzebuerger Journal, och fir net-Abonnenten. Dir fannt déi ganz Episod andeems dir HEI klickt. Dir kënnt onofhängege Journalismus ënnerstëtze andeems dir iech op de Lëtzebuerger Journal abonnéiert. Méi Informatioune fannt dir op journal.lu.

[Video] Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker

This video was recorded by Lëtzebuerger Journal in December 2020, for the show “Elo mol éierlech” (Let’s be honest) that I am hosting on their digital platform. The video is available for free on the website of Journal. (original language: Luxembourgish // subtitles available in English) Here is a short clip: If you want to […]

Police Violence—and an Unpopular New Bill—Spark French Protests

Thousands of people in the streets protesting police violence, opposing an administration that cracks down on civil liberties, and outrage sparked by a brutal assault on an innocent black man: What sounds like America’s summer describes the streets of Paris last weekend. More than 5,000 people in Paris and about 50,000 all over the country […]