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Road traffic pollution costs billions in lost wellbeing in European cities 

Tuesday 27 October 2020 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
VoxEurop

Five years after the Dieselgate scandal, new research puts some figures on the social costs of vehicle emissions in over 400 European cities. It turns out that the annual damage to each city is worth €385 million on average.


Nine-in-ten EU regions face revenue plunge 

Monday 19 October 2020 | Eszter Zalan
| EUobserver

Almost every local government across the EU expects a sharp decrease in revenues this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Expenditure on health, social services and civil protection has boomed, while income from tourism and the economy is decreasing. 


The UK is no longer the top Erasmus destination for students 

Monday 19 October 2020 | Anne Damiani
| Euractiv

While some of the effects of Brexit are still difficult to assess, the Erasmus+ exchange programme has already suffered the consequences. However, British universities wish to maintain their participation in the European programme. 


Big Tech’s aggressive EU lobbying has caused a power shift 

Tuesday 20 October 2020 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

The drastic increase of lobbying expenditure by Big Tech companies is denting Europe’s traditionally strict privacy laws and shifting more power into the hands of corporations. And the COVID-19 is playing in the latter's hand. 


COVID-19: an excuse for increased digital surveillance? 

Tuesday 06 October 2020 | Anne Damiani
| Euractiv

To monitor the spread of the new coronavirus, EU member states have taken additional surveillance measures potentially putting some fundamental rights at risk. 


Unhealthy environment makes unhealthy Europeans 

Wednesday 30 September 2020 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

According to the latest European Environment Agency report, a significant proportion of the burden of disease in Europe continues to be attributed to environmental pollution resulting from human activity.


Cyprus: At the centre of the arm-wrestling between Greece and Turkey 

Monday 31 August 2020 | Chloé Emmanouilidis
| VoxEurop

The discovery in the last few years of large gas reserves in the region has whetted appetites in Ankara, which has been forcefully demanding its piece of the pie, even at the risk of contesting the limits of respective economic zones as well as provoking the EU’s intervention and threatening the region’s stability.


Can the green transition help in solving fiscal and monetary divergencies in the EU? 

Thursday 27 August 2020 | Petter Aspestrand
| OBC Transeuropa

The COVID-19 pandemic may have opened a window of opportunity for the European Union to strengthen its fiscal cohesion and to put the climate transition on the right track.


Graffiti in Zagreb

It's time for Croatia to embrace the European Green Deal 

Tuesday 06 October 2020 | Toni Gabrić
| H-Alter

Average temperatures are rising more and more in the Zagreb region, while snow cover is decreasing year after year. However, Jagoda Munić, Director of Friends of the Earth Europe says that “Croatia is a very passive observer of developments around the European Green Deal.”


What will the Euro effect be in Croatia? 

Tuesday 06 October 2020 | Toni Gabrić
| H-Alter

Within the next two or three years, Croatia will enter the Eurozone, with the euro becoming the country’s official currency. Entry is expected to have an impact on both foreign trade and society at large, coming with increasing constraints and opportunities.