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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.

    EP95: Quick liquid gas & Getting the ball rolling (co-hosted w/ David Clement)

    EP95: Quick liquid gas & Getting the ball rolling (co-hosted w/ David Clement)

    This week's episode of ConsEUmer is co-hosted with David Clement. These are our topics:

    ⚽ Controversies surrounding the World Cup in Qatar

    🚢 Germany quickly built an LNG terminal

    Canadian MP Michael Chong in Parliament:

    https://twitter.com/MichaelChongMP/status/1593604955180498947

    Follow David Clement on Twitter @ClementLiberty.

    Support the war effort in Ukraine:

    https://www.recyclerussia.com/

    December 1, 2022

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    • 28 min
    EP94: Energy treaty battles, Maltese cannabis, and Sharing Economy Index 2022 (w/ Emil Panzaru)

    EP94: Energy treaty battles, Maltese cannabis, and Sharing Economy Index 2022 (w/ Emil Panzaru)

    In this week's ConsEUmer podcast:

    🛢️ The Energy Charter Treaty is coming under fire

    🇲🇹 Malta will legalise cannabis, but not every is happy

    📱 Sharing Economy Index 2022 (w/ Emil Panzaru)

    Follow Emil Panzaru on Twitter @EmilPanzaru.

    Support the war effort in Ukraine:

    https://www.recyclerussia.com/

    November 24, 2022

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    • 26 min
    EP93: French domestic flights, Hungary's price caps, and the Dangers of TikTok (w/ Adam Kovacevich)

    EP93: French domestic flights, Hungary's price caps, and the Dangers of TikTok (w/ Adam Kovacevich)

    In this week's episode of the ConsEUmer podcast:

    🇫🇷 The effects of France's ban on domestic flights

    🇭🇺 Hungary implements price caps (w/ Zoltán Kész)

    🎵 Is TikTok a threat? (w/ Adam Kovacevich)

    Follow Zoltán Kész on Twitter @KeszZoltan.

    Follow Adam Kovacevich on Twitter @adamkovac.

    Zoltán's press release: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/orbans-price-caps-on-food-and-fuel-will-lead-to-shortages/

    Adam's post: https://www.smerconish.com/exclusive-content/tiktok-is-a-runaway-success-but-its-chinese-ownership-is-problematic-for-the-u-s/

    Support the war effort in Ukraine:

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    November 17, 2022

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    • 31 min
    EP92: Bird is free, Just stop glue, and Court costs (co-hosted w/ Elizabeth Hicks)

    EP92: Bird is free, Just stop glue, and Court costs (co-hosted w/ Elizabeth Hicks)

    This week's episode is co-hosted with Elizabeth Hicks. We're talking about these issues:

    🐦 Elon Musk buys Twitter

    🛢️ Just stop glue (seriously)

    ⚖️ The cost of suing

    Follow Liz Hicks on Twitter @eohicks.

    Support the war effort in Ukraine:

    https://www.recyclerussia.com/

    November 10, 2022

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    • 36 min
    EP91: Cars remain important in NL, Brazil votes, and Uber Files (w/ Yaël Ossowski)

    EP91: Cars remain important in NL, Brazil votes, and Uber Files (w/ Yaël Ossowski)

    We're back this week with these topics:

    🚲 Bicycles still aren't the best way to get around the Netherlands

    🇧🇷 Brazil held its presidential election. What it means for Europe (w/ Fabio Fernandes)

    🛬 European Parliament wants to extend ETS to intercontinental flights

    🚗 The Uber Files were addressed in the European Parliament

    Follow Yaël Ossowski on Twitter @YaelOss.

    Support the war effort in Ukraine:

    https://www.recyclerussia.com/

    November 3, 2022

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    • 36 min
    EP90: Romania's Schengen bid, Missed trains, and Europe's EV struggles (w/ Jan Burdinski)

    EP90: Romania's Schengen bid, Missed trains, and Europe's EV struggles (w/ Jan Burdinski)

    In this week's episode of ConsEUmer:

    🇷🇴 European Council will decide whether to allow Romania a.o. into Schengen (w/ Emil Panzaru)

    🚉 15 European railway companies create flexible substitute tickets

    🔌 Is car protectionism the way? (w/ Jan Burdinski)

    Follow Jan Burdinski on Twitter @Burdinski.

    Support the war effort in Ukraine:

    https://www.recyclerussia.com/

    October 27, 2022

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    • 37 min

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