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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.

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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.

    EP15: British genes, an Italian rescue, and Biden hopes (w/ Ryan Heath)

    EP15: British genes, an Italian rescue, and Biden hopes (w/ Ryan Heath)

    It's Thursday, so time for a new episode of ConsEUmer hosted by Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill), with these topics:

    🇬🇧 The UK opens up to gene-editing

    ✈️ Alitalia needs another rescue (w/ Luca Bertoletti)

    🐒 Didier Reynders has a monkey 

    🇪🇺🤝🇺🇸 Will Biden save us? (w/ Ryan Heath)

    You can follow Ryan Heath at @PoliticoRyan.

    March 4, 2021

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    • 24 min
    EP14: Lithuania bans Chinese airport scanners, IP rights, and New Polish taxes (w/ Marek Tatała)

    EP14: Lithuania bans Chinese airport scanners, IP rights, and New Polish taxes (w/ Marek Tatała)

    In episode 14 of ConsEUmer, your host Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill) presents the following topics:

    🇱🇹  Lithuania bans Chinese airport scanners

    📝  CCC livestream on intellectual property rights

    🧪  EU coordinates rapid tests

    🇵🇱  New Polish taxes (w/ Marek Tatała)

    You can follow Marek Tatała on Twitter @marektatala.

    You can follow the Civil Development Forum @FundacjaFOR.

    February, 25 2021

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    • 25 min
    EP13: Fake vaccines, New border closures, and Farm to Fork (w/ Kerry Hardy)

    EP13: Fake vaccines, New border closures, and Farm to Fork (w/ Kerry Hardy)

    It's Thursday, so time for a new episode of ConsEUmer, hosted by Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill). In this episode:

    💉  Watch out for fake vaccines

    🚗  Uber defends its platform workers (w/ Yaël Ossowski)

    🛂  Germany introduces new border closures

    🌾  The EU reforms agriculture (w/ Kerry Halferty Hardy)

    You can follow Kerry Halferty Hardy on Twitter @khhardy.

    February, 18 2021

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    • 33 min
    EP12: Alcohol labels, Private hospitals, and Cryptocurrencies (w/ David Stancel)

    EP12: Alcohol labels, Private hospitals, and Cryptocurrencies (w/ David Stancel)

    In EP12 of ConsEUmer, your host Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill) is bringing you new exciting topics:

    🍷 New mandatory labels for alcohol

    🏥 Private hospital and pandemic preparedness (w/ Fred Roeder)

    ☢️ European Parliament groups release new pro-nuclear energy study

    ₿ Cryptocurrencies as payment systems (w/ David Stancel)

    You can follow David Stancel on Twitter @dave_stancel.

    February, 11 2021

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    • 32 min
    EP11: Meat war, Czech food nationalism, and geo-blocking (w/ Ryan Khurana)

    EP11: Meat war, Czech food nationalism, and geo-blocking (w/ Ryan Khurana)

    In the eleventh episode of ConsEUmer, Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill) is bringing you the latest news of consumer choice in Europe. In this week's episode:

    🥩 EU wants to restrict red meat

    🇨🇿 CZ wants food nationalism

    🍔 Veggie-burger fight continues

    🚫 Geo-blocking for streaming (w/ Ryan Khurana)

    Follow Ryan Khurana on Twitter @RyanKhurana

    February, 4 2021

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    • 25 min
    EP10: Credit card fees, Vaping bans, and iPhone taxes (w/ Nazlıcan Kanmaz)

    EP10: Credit card fees, Vaping bans, and iPhone taxes (w/ Nazlıcan Kanmaz)

    Episode 10 features two old guests, hosted as always by Bill Wirtz (@wirtzbill). In this ConsEUmer episode:

    -> EU-Mercosur trade agreement is a good call

    -> Mastercards increases fees in the UK (w/ Fred Roeder)

    -> EU Beating Cancer Plan is bad news for vaping (w/ Michael Landl)

    -> Turkey increases taxes on electronics and cars (w/ Nazlıcan Kanmaz)

    Follow Nazlıcan Kanmaz on Twitter @nazlicankanmaz

    28. January 2021

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    • 29 min

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