Is Russia Funding European Environmental Activists?

Russia might be funding European environmental organizations to support its position in the energy market and undermine competitors. Why is Europe’s political class questioning the effectiveness of modern agricultural practices and the legitimacy of nuclear power when the rest of the developed world is upgrading its fission capacity and allowing for gene-editing technology to revolutionize […]

Macron’s Next Challenge

Left-wing voters helped Emmanuel Macron defeat far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in the runoff vote of France’s presidential election in April, making him the first head of state since 2002 to get a second term. However, now the French National Assembly is up for reelection a mere two months after the presidential vote. The schedule […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP74: RyanAir being kind of awesome, “Rumscholzen”, and Germany eyes cannabis legalisation (w/ Daniel Kaddik)

We’re back! In this week’s episode: 🧑‍✈️ RyanAir goes after state aid cases 🇩🇪 Fred Roeder explain “rumscholzen” and the German SPD’s troubles 🌿 Germany considers cannabis legalisation (w/ Daniel Kaddik) Follow Daniel Kaddik on Twitter @DKaddik. Check out the European Liberal Forum: https://liberalforum.eu/ — Check out these websites if you want support Ukraine financially: […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP72: Macron re-elected, Poland and Bulgaria cut off, and Timmermans is wrong on F2F

Bill Wirtz going solo in this week’s episode, with these topics: 🇫🇷 Macron re-elected in France’s presidential election 🏭 Poland and Bulgaria cut off Russias natural gas 🚜 Commissioner Timmermans says tackles opportunistic critics of F2F 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 May 5, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you […]

How Ukraine Upended Europe’s Agriculture and Energy Policies

In Europe, every political consensus of the last few decades has been thrown out the window. German pacifism, French president Emmanuel Macron’s belief that NATO is “braindead,” and now the continent’s entire agriculture sustainability strategy have been put into question. In response to disruptions in Europe’s food supply, the European People’s Party (EPP), the European […]

Macron Will Have Little Time to Savor His Victory

Emmanuel Macron’s defeat of Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election on Sunday was a victory for moderation over extremism. But despite the collective sigh of relief from the EU and many in the West, Macron’s work is just beginning and the road ahead is filled with obstacles.  “Many of our compatriots voted for me […]

Emmanuel Macron’s fleeting win

In France’s presidential runoff vote on Sunday, incumbent Emmanuel Macron defeated nationalist contender Marine Le Pen. This makes the center-left Macron the first president since 2002 to get a second term, though he is also one of the least popular politicians in French history. Compared to 2017, Macron dropped by more than seven percentage points […]