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The poor state of Europe’s health systems 

Tuesday 15 December 2020 | Céline Mouzon
| Alternatives Economiques

Slow starts, supply shortages, disorganised and ad hoc management… Responses to COVID-19 across Europe have hardly been an occasion for pride. The OECD stresses the need to take into account the social inequalities in health, and consider health an investment rather than an expense.


Remote working: a revolution in need of rules 

Tuesday 15 December 2020 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

Telework has mainly been a revolution by accident, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have now discovered its upside and potential, but also its risks and limits. However, bad working conditions linked to nomadic or at-home work are not inevitable.


One in three European regions have higher COVID-19 deaths in second wave 

Monday 14 December 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

Compared to the first wave in spring, excess deaths this autumn are less concentrated in a few hard-hit regions. As Europe’s second wave begins to pass its peak, we’ve gathered data from over 750 regions in Europe so as to track the real toll of the pandemic.


UK’s north-south divide will worsen outside the EU 

Friday 11 December 2020 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The most recent research suggests that Brexit will further deepen Britain’s already yawning regional inequalities, especially between London and the North of England.


School dropouts: Croatia among the lowest rates, far ahead of the EU and Italy 

Friday 11 December 2020 | Maria Francesca Rita
| OBC Transeuropa

At 13.5 percent, the school dropout rate in Italy is four times higher than in Croatia. A comparative look at schools and educational inclusion across the Adriatic.


COVID-19 has paralysed mental health care in Europe 

Thursday 03 December 2020 | Ángela Bernardo
María Álvarez Del Vayo
Carmen Torrecillas
| Civio

Mental health resources in the European Union were scarce even before the pandemic. COVID-19 has caused a tsunami in mental health, and access to care is more difficult today. About 75 percent of psychiatry services in the EU have been taking place via telemedicine, but this is not a viable option for all patients.


Bulgaria, chronicle of a lockdown foretold 

Wednesday 02 December 2020 | Francesco Martino
| OBC Transeuropa

After a relatively calm first phase, Bulgaria is now facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, to such an extent that the country now tops both the European and global rankings for covid-related deaths. After controversies and indecision, the government is now set to introduce new measures.


Habitats, species, ecosystems: the state of nature in south-east Europe 

Tuesday 01 December 2020 | Pietro Stefani
| OBC Transeuropa

The latest report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) paints a grave picture of the EU’s environmental situation, which requires urgent attention from member states if current trends are to be reversed. A look at south-east Europe.


EU infringement procedures: November 2020 update 

Monday 30 November 2020 | Openpolis

The European Commission has been opening 78 new infringement procedures per month against the member states in 2020. Spain continues to be the country with the largest number of pending procedures (100), closely followed by the UK and Greece.


EU-UK: a special relationship, even after the divorce 

Monday 30 November 2020 | Gérard Vindt
| Alternatives Economiques

In 2019-20, the EU remained by far the largest economic partner of the United Kingdom by all definitions: exports, imports, goods and services.