Can Emmanuel Macron Win His Rematch With Marine LePen?

On Sunday, French voters headed to the polls to vote in the first round of the presidential election. Incumbent Emmanuel Macron won 27 percent of the vote and his arch-rival Marine Le Pen 23 percent, setting up a repeat of the 2017 election for the second round, scheduled for April 24.  Continue reading at The Dispatch […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP67: Special episode! CCC team in the UAE

This week the Consumer Choice Center team is in the United Arab Emirates for a staff retreat. Joining this special episode: Fred Roeder, Fabio Fernandes, Simon Lee, and Luka Dzagania. Our topics: ⚡ Energy dependence in Europe ₿ Crypto under fire energy use 🍷 The latest in Nanny State rules Check out these websites if […]

C’est le moment de repenser notre politique énergétique

La guerre en Ukraine montre à quel point les politiques de certains pays européens se sont basés sur des solutions de facilité, au prix de leur dépendance énergétique. La transition écologique ne résoudra pas tout : de nouveaux partenariats doivent être trouvés. En politique étrangère, les gouvernements devraient toujours s’efforcer d’argumenter à partir d’une position de force. […]

[Video] Diskussioun iwwer d’NATO

Dëse Video gouf am Mäerz 2022 opgeholl, am Kader vum Journal Video-Format “Elo mol éierlech”. De ganze Video ass disponibel fir Abonnente vum Lëtzebuerger Journal, ënnert dësem Link.

ConsEUmer podcast / EP66: Hydrogen in question, New crypto regulations, and Nuclear Reversal in Germany? (w/ Rainer Klute)

Another week, another episode of ConsEUmer! This week: ⚡ What happens to the EU’s hydrogen policy? ₿ Bad crypto-currency amendments defeated in Brussels (w/ Aleksandar Kokotović) ☢️ Could Germany reverse policy on nuclear phase-outs? (w/ Rainer Klute) You can follow Rainer Klute on Twitter @rainer_klute and check out Nuklearia on https://nuklearia.de/ Check out these websites […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP65: Sanctions & Superpowers (co-hosted w/ Fabio Fernandes)

This week’s ConsEUmer podcast is co-hosted with Fabio Fernandes. This week we cover the ongoing war in Ukraine and the repercussions on the European economy.  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 You can follow Fabio Fernandes on Twitter @DeFariaeSilva. Check out his new podcast Liberdade Para Esolher: https://bit.ly/LiberdadeParaEscolher March […]

EU Green Policies Back On The Table

Russia’s war in Ukraine has shaken every political consensus in Europe. Within weeks, Germany’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal with Moscow was cancelled, and the principle of not sending weapons to war zones went out the window. Just three years ago, French President Emmanuel Macron called NATO “braindead.” Now, nobody in Europe is echoing this […]

ConsEUmer podcast / EP64: F2F under fire, Italy looks for gas alternatives, and Humanitarian aid to Ukrainians (w/ Martin Pánek)

In this week’s episode of ConsEUmer: 🚜 The Farm to Fork strategy is coming under fire 🇮🇹 Italy looks for alternatives to Russian gas (w/ Luca Bertoletti) 🇺🇦 Martin Pánek talks about his experience on the Slovak-Ukrainian border 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 You can follow Martin Pánek […]