In this week’s episode: 🍲 The EU wants to phase out “unsustainable diets” 🛫 Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam cuts passenger numbers 🗄️ Regulators put a stop to air travel passenger data You can follow Pieter Cleppe on Twitter @pietercleppe. Check out Brussels Report: https://brusselsreport.eu/ March 2, 2023 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: […]
ConsEUmer podcast / EP103: Airport farms, Preaching the vape in Strasbourg, and Petrol car ban
In this week’s episode: 🇳🇱 The Netherlands makes stricter rules on aviation emissions 💨 World Vapers’ Alliance is back in Strasbourg (w/ Michael Landl) 🚗 European Parliament supports petrol car ban You can follow Michael Landl on Twitter @LandlMichael. Check out World Vapers’ Alliance February 16, 2023 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: […]
Dutch farmer protests give cautionary tale to the U.S.
Over the summer, farmers in the Netherlands vehemently protested against the government’s new environmental rules. Over multiple weeks, thousands of farmers burned hay bales and blocked roads and food distribution centers in an effort to draw attention to new EU rules that would paralyze the sector. The government in The Hague attempts to follow EU […]
ConsEUmer podcast / EP84: Compensation headaches, Polish nuclear take-over, and Permanent COVID powers?
Bill is going solo in this week’s episode of ConsEUmer, with these topics: 💶 Airlines oppose the existing EU air travel compensation scheme ☢️ Polish lawmakers suggest leasing German nuclear power plants 🇳🇱 The Dutch government wants to make COVID-19 lockdown powers permanent 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 […]
ConsEUmer podcast / EP78: Germany goes greener & The end of petrol cars (co-hosted w/ David Clement)
This week’s episode is co-hosted with David Clement! We cover: 🌿 Germany’s cannabis model is slowly being unveiled ⛽ The European Parliament signs off on petrol car ban Follow David Clement on Twitter @ClementLiberty. 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 June 16, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your […]
ConsEUmer podcast / EP68: F2F fight continues, Flavour bans are contested, and Lithuania’s LNG market (w/ Rytis Valūnas)
This week on the ConsEUmer podcast: 🚜 Farm to Fork hangs in the balance 😶🌫️ World Vapers’ Alliance fights flavour bans (w/ Michael Landl) 🇱🇹 LNG has changed Lithuania’s gas market (w/ Rytis Valūnas) You can follow Rytis Valūnas on Twitter @rytisvalunas. He also runs a podcast! Check out his most recent interview with EU […]
What Are Europe’s Energy Alternatives?
“Captive to Russia.” That is what Donald Trump called Germany at a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in 2018. The building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and its ongoing energy deals with Moscow would make Germany too dependent on the autocratic state. Trump’s observation was not exactly original—the Obama administration had made similar […]
ConsEUmer podcast / EP56: Green nuclear power, CBAM, and New Dutch Government (w/ Stefan De Koning)
Happy new year! The ConsEUmer podcast is back! These are the topics of the week: ☢️ EU Commission considers nuclear power as green 📦 A carbon border adjustment might soon increase import prices 🇳🇱 The priorities of the new Dutch government (w/ Stefan De Koning) You can follow Stefan De Koning on Twitter @stefandekoning1. January […]
ConsEUmer podcast / EP55: Merry Christmas! … and talking COVID-19 rules w/ Luca Bertoletti
It’s episode 55, the last episode of 2021! This week Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill) looks back at a great first full year at the ConsEUmer podcast. Luca Bertoletti joins to take a look at the latest COVID-19 rules introduced in Italy. 🇮🇹 Thanks so much to our audience for supporting this podcast by rating it positively, […]
ConsEUmer podcast / EP21: Dutch party, Flight to nowhere, and Ad headaches (w/ Fabio Fernandes)
🇳🇱 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