[Video] Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker

This video was recorded by Lëtzebuerger Journal in December 2020, for the show “Elo mol éierlech” (Let’s be honest) that I am hosting on their digital platform. The video is available for free on the website of Journal. (original language: Luxembourgish // subtitles available in English) Here is a short clip: If you want to […]

Biden Has an Opportunity to Improve Trade With Europe

The Europeans killed a potential deal during the Obama years, but the world is a different place now. Trade relationships with Europe have been painstakingly petty for the last four years. In 2019, the U.S ended the WTO’s appellate body by refusing to appoint new members, which meant that the world’s arbiter on trade had […]

Give patients more access: We need zero VAT on medicines in Europe

As Europeans face a public health crisis, we should increase patient accessibility by abolishing VAT on the most essential of goods. The COVID-19 pandemic has put health policy back into the hearts and minds of European decision-makers. Before the outbreak, Europe had been in a debate about drug pricing, but it only involved the upper […]

[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 […]