ConsEUmer podcast / EP67: Special episode! CCC team in the UAE

This week the Consumer Choice Center team is in the United Arab Emirates for a staff retreat. Joining this special episode: Fred Roeder, Fabio Fernandes, Simon Lee, and Luka Dzagania. Our topics: ⚡ Energy dependence in Europe ₿ Crypto under fire energy use 🍷 The latest in Nanny State rules Check out these websites if […]

C’est le moment de repenser notre politique énergétique

La guerre en Ukraine montre à quel point les politiques de certains pays européens se sont basés sur des solutions de facilité, au prix de leur dépendance énergétique. La transition écologique ne résoudra pas tout : de nouveaux partenariats doivent être trouvés. En politique étrangère, les gouvernements devraient toujours s’efforcer d’argumenter à partir d’une position de force. […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP66: Hydrogen in question, New crypto regulations, and Nuclear Reversal in Germany? (w/ Rainer Klute)

Another week, another episode of ConsEUmer! This week: ⚡ What happens to the EU’s hydrogen policy? ₿ Bad crypto-currency amendments defeated in Brussels (w/ Aleksandar Kokotović) ☢️ Could Germany reverse policy on nuclear phase-outs? (w/ Rainer Klute) You can follow Rainer Klute on Twitter @rainer_klute and check out Nuklearia on https://nuklearia.de/ Check out these websites […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP65: Sanctions & Superpowers (co-hosted w/ Fabio Fernandes)

This week’s ConsEUmer podcast is co-hosted with Fabio Fernandes. This week we cover the ongoing war in Ukraine and the repercussions on the European economy.  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 Fabio Fernandes on Twitter @DeFariaeSilva. Check out his new podcast Liberdade Para Esolher: https://bit.ly/LiberdadeParaEscolher March […]

EU Green Policies Back On The Table

Russia’s war in Ukraine has shaken every political consensus in Europe. Within weeks, Germany’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal with Moscow was cancelled, and the principle of not sending weapons to war zones went out the window. Just three years ago, French President Emmanuel Macron called NATO “braindead.” Now, nobody in Europe is echoing this […]

Why does Germany look so weak on Russia?

Arecent survey of Germans done by Forsa, amongst the most reputable polling institutions in that country, shows that at least in one way, the Cold War has not quite ended. A majority of West German respondents (52 percent) blame Russia for escalating the conflict with Ukraine, while a plurality of East German participants (43 percent) […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 13: Franséisch Presidence vun der EU

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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 […]