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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.

    EP161: False discounts, Swiss ECHR backlash, and European elections 2024 (w/ Pieter Cleppe)

    EP161: False discounts, Swiss ECHR backlash, and European elections 2024 (w/ Pieter Cleppe)

    Pieter Cleppe joins us on this week's episode to discuss the European elections that happened last week. Also in this episode: online retailers face fines in the Netherlands for deceptive discounts, and Swiss legislators criticise the ECHR for its climate change ruling.

    June 13, 2024

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    • 30 min
    EP160: VPNs & Spatial computing (co-hosted with Chad Swarthout)

    EP160: VPNs & Spatial computing (co-hosted with Chad Swarthout)

    This week's episode is co-hosted with CCC board member Chad Swarthout, who joins us to discuss his views on the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and the use of VR headsets like the Apple Vision Pro.

    June 6, 2024

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    • 33 min
    EP159: Paris hotel drops and European elections

    EP159: Paris hotel drops and European elections

    Due to last minute changes, no guest this week, but a short episode with two news stories regardless: Paris faces Airbnb prices and hotels during the Olympics that do not increase as much as planned, and the European elections are happening next week, but are they inclusive?

    May 30, 2024

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    • 10 min
    EP158: New Dutch government, EU Tech Loop, and Georgia's Future (w/ Adam Bartha)

    EP158: New Dutch government, EU Tech Loop, and Georgia's Future (w/ Adam Bartha)

    In this episode we talk about the incoming Dutch government, a new CCC project in Europe called EU Tech Loop, and we host EPICENTER Director Adam Bartha to discuss the protests in Georgia against the foreign agents law, and how the law will jeopardise the relationship between Georgia and the EU.

    May 23, 2024

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    • 24 min
    EP157: Battery health & AI UBI (co-hosted w/ Fabio Fernandes)

    EP157: Battery health & AI UBI (co-hosted w/ Fabio Fernandes)

    Fabio Fernandes is helping us unpack the latest tech news this week. We're talking about why your iPhone's battery is draining way too quickly, and what we make of the latest innovations in LLM's, as well as Sam Altman's idea for "Universal Basic Compute".

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    May 16, 2024

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    • 34 min
    EP156: Florida's meat culture war & Fake reviews (co-hosted with Liz Hicks)

    EP156: Florida's meat culture war & Fake reviews (co-hosted with Liz Hicks)

    Today's episode is co-hosted with the CCC's US Affairs Analyst Elizabeth Hicks! We're talking about Florida's ban on alternative meat products, and a UK law going after hidden fees and fake reviews.

    Follow Liz on X @eohicks.

    May 9, 2024

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    • 26 min

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