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Sustainability labels and the carbon footprint of foods 

Friday 22 October 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

If the European Union really wants to meet its Green Deal targets, food related emissions must be curbed. To that end, the introduction of "traffic light" sustainability labels could convince Europeans to cut down on their meat consumption.


Europe’s internet speeds are faster than ever, but not for everyone 

Wednesday 22 September 2021 | Federico Caruso
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Over the last year and a half internet speeds in Europe have increased by more than fifty percent. Unfortunately, the gap between urban and more rural areas, and between north European countries and those in the south-east, has also grown.


Western Balkans: the pandemic penalises the youngest 

Thursday 02 September 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

High unemployment rates, increasingly apparent inequalities, and the digital divide. In the WB6, the crisis risks leaving young people behind and provoking a new wave of migration, but it could also offer new opportunities to revive economies.


The pandemic and young people in the Balkans 

Monday 30 August 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

The Covid-19 restrictive measures in the Balkans risk putting young people – a segment of the population that has been in constant demographic decline for years – in even more difficulty. A look at the pandemic and the state of the vaccination campaign in the Balkans for the youngest population.


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Ranking European regions by Olympics medals 

Monday 09 August 2021 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

What if the Olympic medal table was based on the number of medals won by regions, not by countries? Athletes born in Ile-de-France, Belgrade, Budapest and Guadeloupe were particularly successful at the Tokyo Olympic Games.


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An interactive map of all Tokyo medalists' birth places 

Thursday 05 August 2021 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

An interactive map showing the birth places of all the athletes that have won at least a medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, coming with some additional details and links to more information.


Mapping Diversity: the gender gap in Italian toponyms 

Wednesday 21 July 2021 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa
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A pilot project analysing the gender ratio in street names in Italy's 21 regional capitals. The idea is to replicate similar analyses for other countries or topics related to street names in the future.


Half of the European funds spent to fight climate change went into ineffective measures 

Tuesday 06 July 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

As part of the Common Agricultural Policy, the European Union spent 100 billion Euros to combat climate change between 2014 and 2020. But these funds, which make up half of the entire EU budget earmarked for the fight against climate change, have not led to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.


With the FCAS, European integration takes steps forward 

Monday 05 July 2021 | Antoine Laurent
| OBC Transeuropa

The two aeronautical giants Dassault Aviation and Airbus will develop a new fighter aircraft. A strategic programme for the development of the European military industry, which could contribute to the strengthening of the community project


Publishers’ reliance on Google and Facebook is a problem for media independence 

Thursday 17 June 2021 | Andreas Vou
| OBC Transeuropa

Big tech companies bring in plenty of traffic for media outlets but take a disproportionate chunk of the earnings. And even when agreements are signed, it’s Big Tech that sets the rules