ConsEUmer podcast / EP37: Right-to-die, Facebook goes shopping, and the EU’s free-market neighbour (w/ Zurab Tchiaberashvili)

It’s a new episode of ConsEUmer, with these topics: 🚲 The “Dutch Cycling Embassy” makes spurious claims 🇪🇺 The EU doesn’t like Facebook’s latest purchase (w/ Yaël Ossowski) 🇮🇹 Italians campaign for the “right to die” 🇬🇪 Georgia is the EU’s free-market neighbour (w/ Zurab Tchiaberashvili) Link to “Dutch Cycling Embassy” post: https://bit.ly/3sqP813 You can […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 5: Impfzertifikat

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In Defense of the Freelancer

The European Commission is setting itself up for creating new legislation regarding freelance work. In many European countries, services such as Uber, Bolt, or Deliveroo are coming under fire because they practice working with freelancers. For instance, the Uber app matches passengers with self-employed drivers.. The driver gets the fare payment via Uber after the […]

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 […]

Free to choose: adult consumers should make their own decisions

We have created a public policy monster that lurks out from the backroom once we eye the cookie jar… Not a day goes by without a public health campaigner knocking on your door (though currently it’s probably an email) to explain to your which product should be banned or taxed out of existence. It used […]

“Papers, please” cannot return

The coronavirus lockdown drags on, yet only a few fringe fanatics (and France, but I repeat myself) support continuing complete shutdowns of the world’s economies. However, even those countries that have opted to end forced quarantines still present a range of worrying responses. One of these ongoing debates surrounds the so-called “Corona apps,” with which […]

The worrying acceptance of tracking our phones

“Corona apps” are coming to Europe, to help governments in “trace and track” efforts to manage their coronavirus response. Tracking apps were already widespread in some Asian countries before the now but privacy rights have largely discouraged their adoption in the West. Even in the face of a global pandemic, we shouldn’t rush to discard […]

[Reportage] Marc Angel iwwer Ungarn-Vote : “Bal wéi een Ermächtegungsgesetz”

Dëse Reportage ass fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert ginn a gouf den 1. Abrëll iwwerdroen. An engem Vote e Méindeg huet dat ungarescht Parlament dem Premierminister Viktor Orban d’Recht ginn per Dekret ze regéieren. Mënscherechtsaktivisten an Europaparlamentarier hunn dowéinst Alarm geschloen.   Während aner europäesch Länner hieren Etat d’urgence op eng gewëssen Dauer verlängeren, huet […]