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Assessing the impact of European legislation on the national level 

Thursday 18 April 2019 | EUfactcheck

A fact-check of Biljana Borzan's claim, stating that two thirds of Croatian legislation is determined by European legislation – a claim which is often made in other member states as well. The statement is mostly true, even if it is difficult to find out the exact number.


Europe might fall short of its poverty eradication target for 2020 

Wednesday 17 April 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union will probably not achieve its ‘poverty and social exclusion’ target, which is a part of the Europe 2020 strategy.


UK and Germany lead EU’s think tank ranking  in depth

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to the latest Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, the United Kingdom is the country with the most influential think tanks, followed by Germany, France and Italy.


Europe begins screening foreign direct investments  in depth

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Union has just established a screening framework for foreign investments, primarily in response to the Chinese investment offensive.


Putting the brakes on East European mobility 

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Ilin Stanev
| Capital

The new legislation on haulage road transport, limiting East European companies’ access to Western European markets, is perceived by many in the East as yet another attempt to prevent citizens of new EU members states from reaping the benefits of the Single Market.


Sovereignists: much ado about nothing?  

Monday 15 April 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Immigration doesn’t appear to be the only worry of Europeans, also economic fears are widespread. And analyses suggest that the success of the new populist group is far from certain.


The EU’s risky move on (un)sustainable fisheries  in depth

Friday 12 April 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

Pressures on the EU from industrial fishery lobbies to maintain business as usual in the Western Mediterranean may put both fish stocks and small fishermen’s livelihoods at risk, while also undermining the economic sustainability of the industry itself, as we reveal in a three-part investigation.


Measles, journalism and herd immunity 

Thursday 11 April 2019 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

From Serbia to Spain – by way of Italy – vaccination has become a subject of heated debate. Given the complexity of the issue, however, the debate is only harmed by distorted, overly simplistic use of data.


Are speed cameras saving lives, and are old cars dangerous?  

Wednesday 10 April 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

The number of fatal accidents in the European Union is steadily decreasing, with the exception of Malta. However, the data shows a high degree of variation: while in Romania, 98 victims die on roads for every million inhabitants, in Sweden, that rate is only 25.


Offshore wind turbines: Britain and Germany lead the way 

Saturday 06 April 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

While wind turbines continue to multiply in the seas of northern Europe and advance the process of energy transition, the south lags behind. Neither wind nor shores, however, are in short supply.