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The European Commission piously declared the EU will push energy policies to produce “a cleaner planet and a stronger economy,” and become “climate-neutral” by 2050. Its hubris is breathtaking. The Brussels climate-change clerisy takes as a matter of faith man’s economic activity is a critical driver of climate change, the impact is an existential threat,… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

March, 2018 the European Commission proposed requiring better disclosure of credit-card foreign-exchange fees and that charges on intra-EU cross-border euro and domestic non-euro payments be the same. To improve payments markets and further economic integration, the EU has intervened repeatedly. Interventions may be justified and useful where there’s a market structural problem or imperfection harming… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover