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What’s going on with abstention in Europe? 

Thursday 16 May 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Jacopo Ottaviani
| Internazionale

In the 2014 European elections, only 42.5 percent of people eligible to vote participated. From the economy to migration, by way of defence and climate change, European questions are now central to the public debate. While this might lead to some first steps towards changing the trend, it probably won’t be enough to entice a majority of European citizens to go to the ballot box.


Romanian and Bulgarian MEPs among the most influential 

Wednesday 15 May 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

MEPs representing Romania and Bulgaria have much more clout than those representing many other countries, including Italy and France. This is demonstrated by an indicator developed by VoteWatch Europe. 


Well d(r)one Europe: The hidden path leading to the European Defence Fund  in depth

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The EU’s reliance on the private industry to steer technological developments in the field of defence are rooted in almost 15 years of drone research conducted under its leading R&D programmes.


How much will Arctic meltdown cost us? The answer is up in space   in depth

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

Data collected by European Space Agency satellites is used not only to study the impact of global warming on polar regions, but also to predict the consequences that melting ice and rising sea levels will have on our economies over the next hundred years.


How the EU can improve its role in Sahel 

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Delina Goxho
| VoxEurop

The European Union supports a number of security initiatives in the region, where rampant Islamist militants threaten stability and the population. But it could also play a true peace broking role – if it had a proper strategy.


The EU countries where you’re more likely to die a violent death 

Tuesday 07 May 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

In which EU countries are people more likely to die by their own hands or those of another? Analysing both homicide and suicide rates, it turns out that Lithuania and Latvia are Europe’s most dangerous countries.


A year of changing of the guards in the EU 

Thursday 02 May 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

The forthcoming European elections will set off a chain of events that in a few months could deeply change the European union's political landscape.


The murky perks of an MEP 

Thursday 02 May 2019 | Nikolaj Nielsen
| EUobserver

MEPs' receive a gross salary of €8,757.70 per month, plus others reimbursements. But related perks are not transparent, as they don't have to show the receipts for their expenses. 


European reporters more and more obstructed in their work 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Emanuela Babiroglio
| VoxEurop

Reporters Without Borders’ 2019 Index shows that journalists’ working conditions in Europe are declining year after year, and that the death of four reporters in two and a half years should sound as a warning signal for those who care about democracy and freedom of the press.


Agriculture: an ever less common policy 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The Commission has proposed to allocate 365 billion euro to agriculture in 27 member states, or 28.5 percent of the EU budget – an historically low contribution.