In depth


The mirage of cheaper labor

Wednesday 13 November 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

In their quest for competitiveness many countries are fixated on cutting the cost of labor, in particular by reducing social-insurance contributions. But it that the right solution?


Visegrad 4 and the rule of law: Why always me?

Tuesday 05 November 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The World Bank’s worldwide governance indicators provide useful data about the evolution of the perceptions within EU countries as to how much agents abide by the rule of law. Based on this data source, Southern European countries appear more problematic than Visegrad ones.


Italy says no to the largest protected area in the Mediterranean

Monday 04 November 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

A ban on trawling in reproduction areas brings fish stocks back to healthy levels. However, the Italian government is holding back impact assessments, forcing the European Commission to remove restrictions in the Strait of Otranto from the current Mediterranean plan. 


SUVs: climate folly

Thursday 31 October 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

Heavy and polluting urban SUVs now represent 40% of new car sales worldwide.


Everything you ever wanted to know about EU infringement procedures

Thursday 24 October 2019 | Daniele De Bernardin
| Openpolis

InfringEye is a data-driven tool developed by EDJNet, making it easier for journalists and citizens to understand the EU's infringement mechanisms, and to monitor past and ongoing procedures. Here are some of the main findings.


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.