EP151: Green KLM, Expensive chocolate, and What should you say on social media? (w/ Donald Kimball)
The ConsEUmer Podcast
by Consumer Choice Center
1w ago
Our guest this week is Donald Kimball, he is the Communications Manager at the Washington Policy Center and a Contributor at Young Voices. We talked about social media content moderation, showing the stark differences between the European approach, and what some lawmakers are pushing for in the United States.  Also in this episode: ? KLM misled consumers on green credentials ? Chocolate prices soar as West Africa grapples with changing climates Follow Donald Kimball on X: https://twitter.com/KimballDonald April 4, 2024 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple ..read more
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EP150: Dubai Special episode
The ConsEUmer Podcast
by Consumer Choice Center
2w ago
As the CCC gathers for a staff retreat in Dubai, UAE, we're bringing on Elizabeth Hicks, Yaël Ossowski, and Zoltán Kész from the CCC team to talk the news and their ongoing projects! March 28, 2024 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 ..read more
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EP149: Forgotten clock, Consumer Champs, and Belgium's upcoming elections (w/ Pieter Cleppe)
The ConsEUmer Podcast
by Consumer Choice Center
3w ago
Our guest this week is a returning guest: Pieter Cleppe from Brussels Report joins us to discuss the upcoming elections in Belgium.  Also in this episode: ?️ What happened to scrapping Daylight Savings Time? ? Zoltán Kész joins us to explain Consumer Champs, our new project Follow Pieter on X @pietercleppe and Brussels Report @brussels_report. March 21, 2024 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 ..read more
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EP148: Consumers against car ban, Romanian blood, and Portugal elects (w/ Jorge Teixeira)
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by Consumer Choice Center
1M ago
Our guest this week is Jorge Teixeira, parliamentary assistant for Initiativa Liberal, a political party in Portugal. He will comment on the parliamentary election in Portugal last Sunday, and what we can expect to happen from here on out in the coalition talks. Also in this episode: ? Consumers reject a ban on the internal combustion engine ? Romanian blood donations are up... for good reasons ? German rail strikes... again Follow Jorge Teixeira on X @jmeteixeira March 14, 2024 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: Apple: https://apple.co/2HR4TLT Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3l3G ..read more
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EP147: Bad skiing, EPP manifesto, and Nutritional health claims (w/ Deirdre Clune MEP)
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by Consumer Choice Center
1M ago
Our guest this week is Deirdre Clune, a Member of the European Parliament for Ireland. We talk about nutritional health claims, and how they are regulated in the European Union. Also in this episode: ⛷️ The Dutch are getting worse at skiing ?? The European People's Party makes key changes to its election manifesto March 7, 2024 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 ..read more
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EP146: German cannabis, Socialists on China, and Biocontrol (w/ Kristin Sukalac)
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by Consumer Choice Center
1M ago
In this week's episode we talk to Kristen Sukalac from the Biocontrol Coalition about what biocontrol is and what it can do for European agriculture. Also in this episode: ?? Germany legalises cannabis... sort of ?? PES revisits its position on China Find out more about the Biocontrol Coalition: https://biocontrolcoalition.eu/ February 29, 2024 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 ..read more
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EP145: Tourist taxes, VDL 2.0, and Content moderation (w/ Karen Melchior MEP)
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by Consumer Choice Center
1M ago
This week our guest is Karen Melchior, a Member of the European Parliament from Denmark, who is part of the Renew Europe parliamentary group. We're talking about content moderation on social media platforms, and what role algorithms play. Also in this episode: ? European cities increase their tourist taxes to disincentivise travellers ?? Ursula von der Leyen seeks a second term as Commission president February 22, 2024 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://consume ..read more
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EP144: Polish protests, Canadian trade, and Airline data privacy (w/ Benjamin Ayanian)
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by Consumer Choice Center
2M ago
In this week's episode of ConsEUmer we talk to Young Voices contributor Benjamin Ayanian about the push by Republican lawmakers to get private airlines to disclose information about migrant passengers. Also in this episode: ?? In Poland and beyond, farmers continue protesting ?? What's happening with the CETA trade agreement? ✈️ Republicans want more information, or less privacy, for airline passengers (w/ Benjamin Ayanian) Benjamin's article on Free The People: https://freethepeople.org/conservatives-should-think-twice-before-roping-airlines-into-immigration-policy/ Follow Mike Salem on X @Be ..read more
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EP143: TikTok double-standard, Polish rail, and Welcoming Mike Salem (w/ Mike Salem)
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by Consumer Choice Center
2M ago
In this week's episode we're talking to our UK Country Associate, our new colleague Mike Salem, about himself and politics in the UK. Also in this episode: ? The European Parliament will use TikTok despite the ban ?? The Polish government says it will open up the rail market to competition earlier than expected Follow Mike Salem on X @MikeSalem001. February 8, 2024 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 fo ..read more
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EP142: Self-checkout & Influencers (co-hosted w/ Liz Hicks)
The ConsEUmer Podcast
by Consumer Choice Center
2M ago
This week's episode is joined by the CCC's U.S Affairs Analyst Elizabeth Hicks! We're talking about the theft happening in major retail brands through self-checkout counters. Also in this episode: which regulations make sense for online influencers? February 1, 2024 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 ..read more
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