57 episodes

The ConsEUmer Podcast is a weekly program that covers the news & politics of the European Union and its member states.

Produced by the Consumer Choice Center, we focus on consumer issues such as free trade, science-based policy-making, product safety, and privacy — but we won't shy away from commentary on the day to day of the European Union's institutions.

Stay tuned for exclusive interviews with policy-makers and experts, hosted by our Senior Policy Analyst Bill Wirtz.

The ConsEUmer Podcast Consumer Choice Center

    • News
    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

The ConsEUmer Podcast is a weekly program that covers the news & politics of the European Union and its member states.

Produced by the Consumer Choice Center, we focus on consumer issues such as free trade, science-based policy-making, product safety, and privacy — but we won't shy away from commentary on the day to day of the European Union's institutions.

Stay tuned for exclusive interviews with policy-makers and experts, hosted by our Senior Policy Analyst Bill Wirtz.

    EP57: Minimum tax rates, France v trade, and Macron's war on tech (w/ Cécile Philippe)

    EP57: Minimum tax rates, France v trade, and Macron's war on tech (w/ Cécile Philippe)

    We're back! In this week's ConsEUmer episode:

    💰 Poland and Hungary want to slow down minimum corporate tax rates

    🇫🇷 Macron says he's proud to oppose free trade

    💻 Digital taxation is not the way (w/ Cécile Philippe)

    Learn Liberty video: https://youtu.be/Bsc2xNuIXlQ

    You can follow Cécile Philippe on Twitter @CecPhil.

    January 20, 2022

    Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts:

    Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdx
    Google podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

    Donate: http://consumerchoicecenter.org/donate

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    EP56: Green nuclear power, CBAM, and New Dutch Government (w/ Stefan De Koning)

    EP56: Green nuclear power, CBAM, and New Dutch Government (w/ Stefan De Koning)

    Happy new year! The ConsEUmer podcast is back! These are the topics of the week:

    ☢️ EU Commission considers nuclear power as green

    📦 A carbon border adjustment might soon increase import prices

    🇳🇱 The priorities of the new Dutch government (w/ Stefan De Koning)

    You can follow Stefan De Koning on Twitter @stefandekoning1.

    January 13, 2022

    Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts:

    Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdx
    Google podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

    Donate: http://consumerchoicecenter.org/donate

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    EP55: Merry Christmas! ... and talking COVID-19 rules w/ Luca Bertoletti

    EP55: Merry Christmas! ... and talking COVID-19 rules w/ Luca Bertoletti

    It's episode 55, the last episode of 2021! This week Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill) looks back at a great first full year at the ConsEUmer podcast. Luca Bertoletti joins to take a look at the latest COVID-19 rules introduced in Italy. 🇮🇹

    Thanks so much to our audience for supporting this podcast by rating it positively, listening, downloading, and donating!

    December 23, 2021

    Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts:

    Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdx
    Google podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

    Donate: http://consumerchoicecenter.org/donate

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min
    EP54: Green taxonomy, Synthetic fuels, and Avoid Christmas Scams! (co-hosted with Fabio Fernandes)

    EP54: Green taxonomy, Synthetic fuels, and Avoid Christmas Scams! (co-hosted with Fabio Fernandes)

    This week's episode is once again co-hosted with Fabio Fernandes! These are our topics:

    ☢️ What will Von der Leyen decide on nuclear as a sustainable energy source?

    ⛽ Synthetic fuels are sparking conversations in Brussels

    🎄 Fabio's tips for avoiding Christmas scams this season

    You can follow Fabio Fernandes on Twitter at @DeFariaeSilva.

    Note: Apologies for the bad audio quality at the end of the podcast. Bill's microphone ran out of batteries and we had to use desktop audio quality.

    December 16, 2021

    Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts:

    Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdx
    Google podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

    Donate: http://consumerchoicecenter.org/donate

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    EP53: Record Turkish Inflation (w/ Medeni Sungur)

    EP53: Record Turkish Inflation (w/ Medeni Sungur)

    Medeni Sungur joins this week's podcast to talk inflation in Turkey - origins, consequences, and solutions.

    You can follow Medeni Sungur on Twitter @medenisungur.

    December 9, 2021

    Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts:

    Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdx
    Google podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

    Donate: http://consumerchoicecenter.org/donate

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    EP52: Special Venice episode with the CCC team!

    EP52: Special Venice episode with the CCC team!

    During out Venice retreat, same members of the CCC team join the ConsEUmer podcast for a special episode. Featuring: Anna Arunashvili, Aleksandar Kokotović, Yaël Ossowski, and David Clement. 

    We are talking:

    🦠 COVID-19 lockdowns are back in Europe

    🚘 Ride-sharing remains contentious in some countries

    ₿ Crypto adoption is progressing

    ⛽ Petrol taxes fuel inflation

    December 2, 2021

    Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts:

    Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLT
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3GZdx
    Google podcasts: https://bit.ly/3fyyzto

    Donate: http://consumerchoicecenter.org/donate

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Top Podcasts In News

Tortoise Media
The New York Times
Deuxmoi & Cadence13
The Daily Wire
NPR
The Daily Wire