Policy Primer on supersonic air travel released

In the context of my work for the Consumer Choice Center, I co-authored a new policy primer on supersonic air travel in Europe, together with the CCC’s Senior European Affairs Manager Luca Bertoletti. You can read the full report here.

There is a reasonable way for reforming internet cookie policy

It’s hard to visit any website and not notice it: annoying cookie pop-ups are everywhere, and whether on desktop or mobile, they ruin internet user experience. Sitting on the tube and trying to access a website usually gets you just a massive cookie popup on your smartphone. Created by EU regulations, existing rules should be […]

The new “middle ages” for science is on

It’s usually an upper-middle-class elite, living in the metropolitan centre, that shops for organic and GMO-free food items from fancy stores. That’s fine, nobody really has an issue with people paying more for green carton packaging and food with no added health benefits. What is concerning, however, is that, increasingly, the same people want to […]

Lasst Europa schneller fliegen

Als Frankreich und Deutschland ihre Schnellzugnetze gebaut haben, revolutionierten sie so den Schienenpersonenverkehr in Europa. Was mit dem Fernbus von Brüssel nach Paris vier bis fünf Stunden dauert, kann mit dem Thalys-Zug in etwas mehr als einer Stunde erreicht werden. Das Gleiche gilt für das ICE-Netzwerk. Der Wechsel von langsamen Regionalzügen zu schnellen und futuristischen […]

Exporter l’agroécologie en Afrique est immoral

Vers la fin du mois de juin, le “World Food Preservation Center”, en coopération avec l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (ONUAA), tiendra la première “Conférence internationale sur l’agroécologie transformant les systèmes agricoles et alimentaires en Afrique”, à Nairobi, Kenya. L’objectif de cette conférence est de promouvoir l’agriculture biologique et non-OGM dans le […]

[Video] Interviewed at the Hayek Institute in Vienna

Click down below to watch the full video of me being interviewed by Kai Weiss in Vienna Austria. The event was organised by the Hayek Institute, the Austrian Economics Center, and Students For Liberty Austria, and took place prior to the European elections. Also, if you use Twitter and haven’t followed me yet, make sure […]

5G: Il ne faut pas mettre en danger la vie privée des consommateurs

Les télécommunications n’ont jamais été autant politisées qu’aujourd’hui. Alors que la Commission européenne présente des propositions pour une approche européenne coordonnée de la sécurité des réseaux 5G il est important de souligner que, dans le bastion européen de la protection des données, la technologie 5G repose sur la technologie d’un pays où la protection des […]

The case for the sharing economy

The sharing economy is not only a different way of presenting services such as Uber or Airbnb, but actually a wide range of companies that operate on the basis of shared resources to maximise their utility. Innovations in this area, however, require rethinking  the State’s current authorisation system to give more flexibility to companies, employees […]