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 […]

It’s Time for the EU to Turn to Africa

So far, the relationship between the European Union and Africa has been a complicated one. Food producers have little opportunity to access the European market, which is protected through high food standards and the subsidization of farmers and farmland. On energy, Europe has been happy to look East rather than South, making Africa’s potential unexplored. […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 14: Fräien Handel an Aarbecht an der EU

Déi véierzéngt Episod vum Podcast “Oppen Dieren” ass disponibel um Lëtzebuerger Journal. Dir fannt déi ganz Episod andeems dir HEI klickt. Hei ass een Teaser: Dir kënnt onofhängege Journalismus ënnerstëtze andeems dir iech op de Lëtzebuerger Journal abonnéiert. Méi Informatioune fannt dir op journal.lu.

Libre-échange: l’approche de Macron est un fardeau pour les consommateurs

A la tête du Conseil de l’UE depuis le 1er janvier, le président français a entamé son mandat en défendant son opposition aux accords commerciaux de libre-échange. Mais cette vision pose problème… « Nous avons été les premiers à nous prononcer contre les accords commerciaux », a déclaré Emmanuel Macron au Parlement européen, au début de la présidence […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP61: African connection, Expensive chips, and Europe/US ag headaches (w/ Paul Brian)

In this week’s ConsEUmer episode: 🌍 EU-Africa trade relations: can we talk about agriculture? 🇪🇺 Details on the EU’s Chips Act (w/ Luca Bertoletti) 🚜 What divides the EU and the U.S on agriculture policy? (w/ Paul Brian) Paul Brian’s article in InsideSources: https://insidesources.com/in-us-eu-agricultural-battle-biden-follows-in-trumps-footsteps/ Euractiv webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQFr3AclOpI You can follow Paul Brian on Twitter @paulrbrian. […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP59: Ukraine conflict affects imports, shorter green certificates, and Europes ghost flights (w/ Gary Leff)

In this week’s episode: 🇺🇦 The conflict between Russia and Ukraine might impact food security 🦠 COVID-19 green passes get shorter validity around Europe (w/ Fred Roeder) ✈️ What causes ghost-flights? (w/ Gary Leff) You can follow Gary Leff on Twitter @garyleff. Also check out viewfromthewing.com ! February 3, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP40: French protectionism, Swedish freedom, and Czech PM vs. the EU (w/ Jan Mošovský)

Episode 40 of ConsEUmer is out! This week: 🇫🇷 France wants stricter rules for food imports 🇸🇪 Sweden drops restrictions on September 29 🇨🇿 Czech PM Babiš targeted by the EU You can follow Jan Mošovský on Twitter @JanMosovsky. September 9, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto