ConsEUmer podcast / EP93: French domestic flights, Hungary’s price caps, and the Dangers of TikTok (w/ Adam Kovacevich)

In this week’s episode of the ConsEUmer podcast: 🇫🇷 The effects of France’s ban on domestic flights 🇭🇺 Hungary implements price caps (w/ Zoltán Kész) 🎵 Is TikTok a threat? (w/ Adam Kovacevich) Follow Zoltán Kész on Twitter @KeszZoltan. Follow Adam Kovacevich on Twitter @adamkovac. Zoltán’s press release: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/orbans-price-caps-on-food-and-fuel-will-lead-to-shortages/ Adam’s post: https://www.smerconish.com/exclusive-content/tiktok-is-a-runaway-success-but-its-chinese-ownership-is-problematic-for-the-u-s/ Support the war […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP90: Romania’s Schengen bid, Missed trains, and Europe’s EV struggles (w/ Jan Burdinski)

In this week’s episode of ConsEUmer: 🇷🇴 European Council will decide whether to allow Romania a.o. into Schengen (w/ Emil Panzaru) 🚉 15 European railway companies create flexible substitute tickets 🔌 Is car protectionism the way? (w/ Jan Burdinski) Follow Jan Burdinski on Twitter @Burdinski. Support the war effort in Ukraine: https://www.recyclerussia.com/ October 27, 2022 […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP78: Germany goes greener & The end of petrol cars (co-hosted w/ David Clement)

This week’s episode is co-hosted with David Clement! We cover: 🌿 Germany’s cannabis model is slowly being unveiled ⛽ The European Parliament signs off on petrol car ban Follow David Clement on Twitter @ClementLiberty. 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 June 16, 2022 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your […]

La tour d’ivoire des écolos sur l’aviation

“Vous y allez par quel moyen de transport?”   Une question innocente, dont la réponse a provoqué un “shitstorm” sur Twitter pour la conseillère parsienne EELV Raphaëlle Rémy-Leleu en début de mois.   Elle avait tweeté: “Mon premier déplacement durant la campagne #NUPES sera donc sur la circonscription où LREM investit Manuel Valls. Arrivée à Valencia vendredi !”   Elle […]

The wine connection

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE. Luxembourg and Georgia are two countries separated not just by a large metric distance, but also by significant differences in perception. Both countries are known for something else than wine, and yet both countries pride themselves in the art of their vineyards. We brought […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP37: Right-to-die, Facebook goes shopping, and the EU’s free-market neighbour (w/ Zurab Tchiaberashvili)

It’s a new episode of ConsEUmer, with these topics: 🚲 The “Dutch Cycling Embassy” makes spurious claims 🇪🇺 The EU doesn’t like Facebook’s latest purchase (w/ Yaël Ossowski) 🇮🇹 Italians campaign for the “right to die” 🇬🇪 Georgia is the EU’s free-market neighbour (w/ Zurab Tchiaberashvili) Link to “Dutch Cycling Embassy” post: https://bit.ly/3sqP813 You can […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP36: The organic lobby, Germany votes, and Protests in Bulgaria (w/ Nikolay Filibev)

Mid-summer episode of ConsEUmer, with your host Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill). In this week’s episode: 🌱 Environmental groups want organic-only by 2035 🧳 Travelling to the EU from visa-exempt countries will be harder from next year on 🇩🇪 Germany is voting next month (w/ Fred Roeder) 🇧🇬 Bulgarians protest government over wiretapping scandal (w/ Nikolay Filibev) […]