Data news


COVID-19: dealing with gaps in the data 

Tuesday 24 March 2020 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Since the data available on the coronavirus pandemic is patchy and incomplete, it needs to be approached with caution and an awareness of what it can – and cannot – tell us about the deadly virus.


Coronavirus: 5 decisions the EU should make right now 

Thursday 19 March 2020 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

Calls have been coming from all sides for the EU to intervene in the COVID-19 crisis in the name of European solidarity. Although the Union has little room for manoeuvre in the public-health sphere, it can use the powerful lever of economic and monetary policy to counter the coming economic downturn.


The “irresponsible” reliance of European Big pharma on China 

Wednesday 11 March 2020 | Vincent Lorin
| VoxEurop

The COVID-19 outbreak has revived fears over acute drug shortages in Europe, sparking calls to repatriate the production of pharmaceutical ingredients from China. But rebuilding capacity would take years, if it were even possible.


The countries where coronavirus is putting hospitals most under pressure 

Wednesday 11 March 2020 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

How prepared are European hospitals to manage a steep increase of intensive care hospitalizations, needed in severe cases of coronavirus syndrome? We have collected some data, but the picture is far from complete.


The long road to accessibility 

Monday 09 March 2020 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to the European Commission, 1 out of 5 European citizens has a disability which prevents them from fully taking part in society.


Climate crisis makes beaches disappear  in depth

Wednesday 04 March 2020 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

Europe is set to lose up to 15,000 km of shoreline due to erosion. The UK, France, Greece, Spain and Italy will be especially affected. And European holidaymakers will find less sand on beaches during their trips to warm destinations around the world.


It is difficult to reach school in Italy's least connected provinces  Large investigation

Monday 24 February 2020 | Openpolis

In certain areas of Italy the distance to the nearest railway station makes this form of transport impractical. Below, we take a look at how well or poorly – and how many – schools in these areas are connected to households' places of residence.


Timber mafia and deforestation in Romania  in depth

Tuesday 18 February 2020 | Christoph Lehermayr
Sebastian Reinhart
Johannes Kaiser
| Addendum

Virgin forests in Central-Eastern Europe are the last remaining ones on the continent, yet they are being mercilessly torn down. Part of this multi-billion euro industry is a mafia-like system that stretches all the way from Romania to Ukraine. Austrian timber companies are right at the heart of it.


Climate change is happening now in Europe 

Tuesday 11 February 2020 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Key climate hazards are already affecting Europe and will increasingly do so, a series of maps published by the European Environment Agency reveals. Impacts, calculated through different scenarios and models, can only be reduced by keeping the global temperature increase well below 2°Cs.


‘Flight shame’? Europeans have never flown as frequently 

Monday 10 February 2020 | Florence Schulz
| Euractiv

Many people claim they are flying less to protect the environment, but figures from 2018 say otherwise. The aviation industry is doing better than ever and its emissions have more than doubled since 1990.