Data news


How member states have supported their businesses during the pandemic 

Wednesday 29 July 2020 | Danuta Pawłowska
| BiQdata

The COVID-19 crisis will lead to a sharp contraction of GDP in all EU member states. From billions for airlines to several hundred euros for small businesses, governments have been supporting their economy in different ways. 


COVID-19 has served as the pretext for widespread surveillance 

Wednesday 29 July 2020 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

Mass data collection, geo-location tracking and facial recognition have become normalised in the climate of widespread fear of contagion. Yet these threats to privacy, liberty and democracy will only deepen with the imposition of contact tracing apps.


beaches and village in Tenerife

Beach erosion puts European seaside holidays at risk 

Wednesday 22 July 2020 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
VoxEurop

The data on global warming suggests that many seaside resorts in Atlantic and Mediterranean Europe could lose their beaches due to sand erosion caused by rising sea levels and human activity.


How the pandemic is transforming the illegal drug market 

Tuesday 21 July 2020 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

The economic impact of Covid-19 has been immense, influencing all our lives. So far, however, the illegal drug market has not suffered unduly, and in some countries it is booming due to the capacity of criminals to adapt.


Air France’s promise to nix domestic flights: Not good enough for the environment 

Monday 20 July 2020 | Anne Damiani
| Euractiv

Air France’s pledge to end some of its domestic flights in return for billions of euros in government aid is a weak contribution to climate action, as weak railway infrastructure stands in the way of a plane-to-train shift.


infringement marked on rubber stamp

New data on EU infringement procedures 

Wednesday 22 July 2020 | Daniele De Bernardin
| Openpolis

InfringEye, EDJNet’s tool for exploring current litigations between the European Commission and EU member states, has been updated to include the latest data. We offer an overview of the last ten months, and the ability to download datasets for each member state. 


How Covid-19 could increase child labour 

Wednesday 01 July 2020 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Migrant workers’ remittances are economically indispensable to many countries. However, across the world remittances will decline by about 20 percent in 2020 due to the pandemic.


Much progress to be made on gender equality and climate action 

Tuesday 30 June 2020 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Eurostat has just published the 2020 report on EU progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Those where it has underperformed particularly affect women.


Nurse walking by a hospital building

COVID-19 pandemic exposes southern Europe’s nursing shortage  Large investigation

Tuesday 23 June 2020 | Ángela Bernardo
Carmen Torrecillas
María Álvarez Del Vayo
| Civio

For weeks, Spain and Italy were epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their health defences had an important gap: large staffing shortages and low ratios of nurses to doctors. At the same time, nurses had higher infection rates than the general population, mainly because of the lack of personal protective equipment.


A fraction of European regions account for a majority of COVID-19 deaths 

Wednesday 24 June 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

We have gathered data on excess deaths from 500 European regions to better understand the spread of the virus. Some regions report up to three times as many deaths as usual since March, but a large part of Europe has been able to live through the first wave of the pandemic without any significant excess death.