In depth


The risks posed by 5-G driven smart cities

Sunday 13 October 2019 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

The 5G networks that are being deployed all around Europe can provide inhabitants of cities with sustainable living, reduced traffic and stringent security, but the technology can also determine a slippery slope towards mass surveillance.


Beware the no-deal!

Monday 07 October 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The undoing of decades of UK-EU integration will mean huge economic disruption on both sides. The exit from the single market could mean a rise in tariffs of 4 to 5 per cent for the goods sold in Britain, and a drop of 7 per cent of British exports.


Is Chinese A.I. Bluffing its Way into Europe?

Thursday 03 October 2019 | Vincent Lorin
| VoxEurop

Locked for years in digital alienation, the EU has set a new standard on data protection and privacy, wrestling back some control from Silicon Valley. But with the coming of age of AI-based applications, Chinese firms strive in turn for a piece of the colony. 


Is the EU failing Tunisia?

Friday 13 September 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

On September 15, Tunisia will held the second presidential election of its democratic history. What has the EU done to sustain the democratic transition? In the face of political commitments and economic resources flowing from Brussels to Tunis, progress is wanting.


How many Bulgarians live in Europe? And what are the trends in their mobility?

Tuesday 10 September 2019 | Yoanna Ivanova
Zornitsa Stoilova
Anina Santova
| Capital

Bulgaria is experiencing massive flows of emigration. Yet, not everyone goes away for the same reason, or moves to another EU country with the same life plans. The phenomenon is much more complicated.


Mediterranean refugees: death risk rising, asylum prospects sinking

Saturday 07 September 2019 | Ralph Janik
| Addendum

In 2016 3230 people lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Since then the number of deaths has dropped – but the crossing is becoming ever more dangerous.


Ending overfishing in northern Europe: a fishy game

Monday 02 September 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

The North Sea is no exception to the overfishing spree across Europe. As discussions are ongoing between Norway and the EU, scientists issue their latest warning on collapsing cod stocks.


EU closes in on target for gender parity in the European Parliament

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union elected a record number of women MEPs in the latest European Parliament elections. However, men still hold almost 60 percent of seats.


If not Oxford, then what? How much it costs to study abroad (and what will happen after Brexit)

Wednesday 26 June 2019 | BiQdata

Final exams are almost done. If you’re thinking about studying abroad, see where in Europe universities are free and what types of scholarships are available to students.


Italy: the game begins

Friday 21 June 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

On 5 June the European Commission cleared the way for an excessive deficit procedure against Italy. This could lead to a fine of several billion euro being imposed on Italy. Above all, this new showdown risks restarting the general eurozone crisis just as Europe’s economy is slowing sharply. A slowdown which is partly caused by the vulnerability of Germany, Europe’s flagship economy, to the China-USA trade war and its dampening effect on the world economy.