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Interior of a former psychiatric hospital

The slow, uneven wane of the institutional psychiatry model in Europe 

Thursday 22 April 2021 | Ángela Bernardo
María Álvarez Del Vayo
Olalla Tuñas
Antonio Hernández
| Civio

In the European Union, thousands of people with serious mental disorders live isolated and secluded from society, without receiving all the care they need. At least 150 million euros of EU funds, intended to improve their situation, have been used for other purposes.


United Kingdom: foreign workers flee the country in large numbers 

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | Lou-Eve Popper
| Alternatives Economiques

Due to Brexit and multiple lockdowns, hundreds of thousands of expats have left Britain in 2020.


Why the Emissions Trading Scheme is not working, and how to fix it 

Tuesday 20 April 2021 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Emissions are not for free in Europe. As a carbon trade system, the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) sets an annual cap and a price for emissions. Wijnand Stoefs, policy officer at Carbon Market Watch, says it should become “a more ambitious tool”.


How the Energy Charter Treaty might hamper emissions reductions 

Monday 19 April 2021 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

The value of European fossil infrastructure protected by the Energy Charter Treaty is almost €345 billion, says research by Nico Schmidt and Oliver Moldenhauer at Investigate Europe. Lawsuits, allowed by the treaty, are likely to prevent states from adopting ambitious climate policies.


Climate change cost Europeans €446 billions over the last 40 years 

Friday 16 April 2021 | Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

Climate change-related extreme events have seriously damaged the countries of the European Economic Area, accounting for loss of almost 3 percent of GDP for each country per year, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency. 


Women more likely than men to live below the poverty line and experience social exclusion 

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

A report by the European Commission and data provided by Eurostat, reveal how there are more women with an income below the 60% median income, leading to a gender gap in poverty and social exclusion, both when in working and old age.


Four ways of looking at European cross-border rail links 

Monday 12 April 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

According to absolute numbers, Central Europe can count on the most cross-border train connections on the continent. What happens, however, if we take into account the length of each country’s borders and their population sizes?


Is Amazon destroying more jobs than it creates? 

Wednesday 07 April 2021 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

A study has revealed the negative impact of e-commerce on employment, counting the number of jobs created and destroyed.


American Rescue Plan: Europe is falling behind, as in the case in 2008 

Tuesday 06 April 2021 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The United States are spending more money and more rapidly to support their economy than the Europeans are doing. And even if Biden's relief plan will result in higher imports, it is not the eurozone that will benefit the most from it.


Covid-19 puts younger generations’ job security and mental wellbeing more at risk 

Tuesday 06 April 2021 | Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

When it comes to job status and mental wellbeing, the young are the most affected by the pandemic among Europeans, reveals a recent report by Eurofound.