[Reportage] Christophe Hansen: De Brexit gëtt deier

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 12. August iwwerdroen. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Vu Säite vun der Europäescher Unioun a vu Säit vu Groussbritannien gëtt sech op de Brexit preparéiert. Bréissel a Westminster hunn nach bis Enn dës Joers Zäit, fir een Handelsaccord ze fannen, mee egal […]

Europe Needs a “New UK”

French President Emmanuel Macron accused the “Frugals”, i.e. the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, and Sweden (during the last European Council summit, Finland also joined this group) of “acting like Brexit Britain.” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had demanded a smaller proportion of grants – handing out money without having to repay it – instead of loans awarded by […]

[Reportage] “D’Zäit leeft eis fort”

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 10. Juni 2020 iwwerdroen. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. De Brexit-Accord leeft lues a lues senger Deadline fir Enn des Joers entgéint. De Lëtzebuerger Europadeputéierte Christophe Hansen ass mat fir bäi, fir bei dëse Verhandlungen op ee gréngen Nenner ze kommen.

Health advocates are using this crisis to further restrict alcohol

Global health advocates do not have their priorities straight, argues Bill Wirtz With the recent news that has revealed the structural deficiencies of the World Health Organisation (WHO), one would believe the UN’s global health body would be interested in laying low on other issues that would make it unpopular. However, in some strange death wish, […]

[Reportage] Christophe Hansen: Mir brauchen eng Verlängerung vum Brexit-Delai

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert an ass de 27. Mäerz iwwerdroe ginn. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Duerch de Coronavirus, un deem elo och de brittesche Premier positiv getest gouf, kommen aner politesch Prozesser an den Hannergrond, dorënner de Brexit. D’Transitiounsphas huet allerdéngs een Oflafdatum, deen ëmmer méi no kënnt.

No crisis unused: Eurocare argues for ban on alcohol sponsorship in sports

While the world is battling the Coronavirus crisis, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (EUROCARE) is facing a different goliath: alcohol sponsorship… in sports? A head-scratcher of sorts, especially given that the sports industry will fall on hard times this year if COVID-19 drags on. With cancelled events and games, cutting the sports industry off from […]

The EU budget fight: Corona-excuses and Polish dilemmas

The upcoming budget, as it has been suggested by the European Commission in May last year, excites itself over its own ambitions. With more contributions from the 27 member states, the European Commission wants to move all countries away from fossil fuel use for energy production, reform agricultural subsidies in a way that Central and Eastern […]

Are we letting ideologues take over agriculture?

‘Farming looks mighty easy when your plough is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield.’ Those were the prescient words of US president Dwight Eisenhower. Today, debate about farming has been colonised by environmental activists with little regard for the realities of farming.

Without Britain, The European Union Lurches Towards Its Own Army

A regrettable consequence of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union is that the bloc has lost a mitigating influence on its political integration. For the most part, the UK has sought to protect its financial and regulatory advantages against Brussels, which has been keen to over-regulate London’s finance industry. Former British prime minister […]