La création d’une nouvelle taxe sur les vols aériens, afin de réduire l’impact environnemental, occupe nos bureaucrates européens.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” suggests replacing air travel with high-speed rail connections. But the comparisons drawn with Europe ignore that despite massive investments on the Old Continent, prices remain non-competitive with air travel and that state-run rail crumbles under its own inefficiency.
I moderated a Consumer Choice Center live chat titled “For Mother Nature: Should We Stop Flying?”, hosting Gary Leff, who created the frequent flyer blog “View from the Wing”, as well as CCC’s very own Managing Director Fred Roeder. Click down below to rewatch the entire exchange.
As the back and forth on Brexit dominates political debate in the UK, the European Union, as ever, is working on new ways to make everyday life more irksome, intrusive, and overpriced.
The Netherlands is pushing for a new tax on air travel. The story is very under-reported in the media, even though it reveals something quite striking about the current political establishment.
Click down below to see my latest video on EU Updates. I’m addressing the EU-air travel tax proposed by the Netherlands.
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A generation of young Kosovans has been taught that freedom of movement is conditional on productivity, and that their productivity is conditional on their freedom of movement. Let’s avoid a generation of “trapped” youth.
Click down below to see my latest video on EU Updates. What consequences could the rail passenger rights reform have?
Be it credit card fees or extra fees on airlines, politicians are trying to crack down on extra charges in the name of protecting the consumer. In reality, they do quite the opposite.