Can the government speed up innovation?

The European Union is demanding that vehicles see considerable reductions in CO2 emissions by setting ambitious targets in the years to come. However, politicians fail to understand that it’s economic incentives that drive innovation, not fines and subsidies.

Flights are cheap, and that’s a good thing

In a recent editorial for the Luxembourgish newspaper Tageblatt, Francis Wagner writes that air travel is too cheap, or, as he put it, “dirt cheap”. While Wagner does recognise that lower fares have democratised travel, he also believes that current rates are damaging consumers.

[REPORTAGE] Reduktioun vun CO2-Emissiounen bei Camion’en: Georges Bach well ambitiéis Ziler

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, an ass de 19. September ausgestraalt ginn. No den Auto’en, ginn an der Europäescher Unioun d’Diskussiounen iwwer d’CO2-Niveau’en bei Camion’en un. D’Europäescht Parlament ass ambitiéis, d’Lëtzebuerger Regierung och. De 17. Mee dëst Joer huet d’Europäesch Kommissioun ee Gesetzesvirschlag gemaach, deen d’CO2-Emissioune vu Camion’en géif erof setzen. D’Zil […]

Legislative changes should help avoid diesel car bans

A court in Wiesbaden ruled last week that local authorities in Frankfurt must ban older diesel cars as part of efforts to clean up air quality. Much like earlier bans in cities like Stuttgart, the ban is taking place under questionable lobbying circumstances and denies consumer choice.

The FAIR Fees Act would make air travel more unfair

The new FAA reauthorization bill includes a provision by Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., that would effectively turn the entire business of air travel upside down. The so-called FAIR (Forbid Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous Fees Act)Fees Act targets any fee for a change or cancellation of a reservation for a flight in interstate air transportation, […]

EU cohesion spending is non-cohesive and out of control

In a crushing report, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) went after EU spending on plans for a European high-speed rail network. The institution calls current plans “very unlikely”, and describes them as having “low added” value. And yet, the Juncker Commission does little to nothing to reduce cohesion spending, which, according to its own […]

Nějak moc lítáte!

Osobní letecká doprava může sloužit jako učebnicový příklad. Svobodný trh se zákazníkům postaral o snížení nákladů na létání. Teď je létání pod palbou environmentalistů.

Οι οδηγοί ταξί κινδυνεύουν από τις ρυθμίσεις, όχι από την καινοτομία

Η οργή των οδηγών ταξί σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο απέναντι στις υπηρεσίες συνεπιβατισμού όπως η Uber ή η Lyft είναι σημάδι ενός μονοπωλίου που πεθαίνει. Αν οι οδηγοί ταξί δεν θύμωναν με τη συμμετοχική οικονομία, τότε θα υπήρχε κάποιο λάθος.