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) […]

Visible and invisible gears of the airport

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE. Luxembourg’s passenger airport Findel transported over four million people in the reference year 2019. As the airport is grappling with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and hosting summer holiday travellers again, we’re taking a look at the personnel that makes flying from Luxembourg […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP21: Dutch party, Flight to nowhere, and Ad headaches (w/ Fabio Fernandes)

🇳🇱 The Netherlands experiments with parties 🛫 Fred Roeder takes a flight to nowhere 🇨🇾 Cyprus wins its case on halloumi cheese 🖥️ Advertising restrictions online (w/ Fabio Fernandes) You can follow Fabio Fernandes on Twitter @DeFariaeSilva. April 15, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdxGoogle podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

The lasting effects of the Diesel controversy

I was recently reminded of the effects of the long-lasting Diesel controversy on a trip to the Netherlands. The city centre of Amsterdam is a restricted traffic zone for certain types of engines, for the purpose of protecting air quality. The website of the city government says: “City traffic is a major polluter of the […]