ConsEUmer podcast / EP85: Spain’s fights the robot voices, France bans fossil fuel ads, and Italian politics in turmoil (w/ Alberto Mingardi)

In this week’s episode: 🇪🇸 Spain wants to ban automated customer service 🇫🇷 France bans fossil fuel advertising 🇮🇹 Italy votes in a month follow the resignation of Mario Draghi (w/ Alberto Mingardi) Follow Alberto Mingardi think tank Istituto Bruno Leoni on Twitter @istbrunoleoni. Check out these websites if you want support Ukraine financially: https://www.blue-yellow.lt/en/ […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP64: F2F under fire, Italy looks for gas alternatives, and Humanitarian aid to Ukrainians (w/ Martin Pánek)

In this week’s episode of ConsEUmer: 🚜 The Farm to Fork strategy is coming under fire 🇮🇹 Italy looks for alternatives to Russian gas (w/ Luca Bertoletti) 🇺🇦 Martin Pánek talks about his experience on the Slovak-Ukrainian border Check out these websites if you want support Ukraine financially: https://www.blue-yellow.lt/en/ https://how-to-help-ukraine-now.super.site/?fbclid=IwAR2HawZT-H0iLD08QdXDMBG2qFKA3dpHsjDXt7bppN092YP2TVnQuDJ4j8A You can follow Martin Pánek […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP60: Petrol car ban scepticism, Gas import alternatives, and Maastricht’s Dirty 30 (co-hosted w/ Fabio Fernandes)

This week’s ConsEUmer podcast is once again co-hosted with Fabio Fernandes. Our topics: ⛽ EU lawmakers voice scepticism over petrol car ban timeline 🇪🇺 It’s the EU’s birthday this week 🏭 Europe looks to Azerbaijan for gas imports [Note: Luxembourg’s debt-to-GDP is actually only 22%, not 30%.] You can follow Fabio on Twitter @DeFariaeSilva. February […]

Le Nutri-Score sera-t-il bientôt abandonné?

Pendant des années, ce système a été présenté comme un élément essentiel de l’information des consommateurs, au point qu’une adoption à l’échelle de l’UE était envisagée. De nouvelles informations justifient plutôt son abandon. Cet article peut être lu sur le site de La Chronique Agora.

ConsEUmer podcast / EP46: Latvia locks down, Bye bye Alitalia, and Austria’s political crisis (w/ Franz Schellhorn)

New week, new ConsEUmer episode! This week: 🇱🇻 Lativa locks down for a month ✈️ Alitalia is dead, long live Alitalia? (w/ Luca Bertoletti) 🏭 Energy prices go through the roof 🇦🇹 Austria in turmoil & its need for reforms (w/ Franz Schellhorn) Euractiv link: https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/opinion/whos-to-blame-for-high-energy-prices/ You can follow Franz Schellhorn on Twitter at @franzschellhorn. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

[10ème Homme] Nouvelle lettre sur le pacte migration

Chers lecteurs, Comme je vous avais annoncé au mois d’avril 2019, je contribue une fois par mois à la newsletter “10ème Homme”, produit par Vauban Editions en Suisse. Au mois d’août et de septembre ma lettre (et ma vidéo) expliquaient le nouveau budget colossal de l’Union européenne et la dispute maritime entre la Turquie et […]