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EU: doors closed to the Balkans 

Tuesday 16 July 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Last June, the European Council dealt another blow to the hopes of Albania and North Macedonia for the opening of EU accession talks. For the other Balkan countries, the situation isn’t much more encouraging.


Over 5000 Russian disinformation items in four years and a half 

Monday 15 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

At election time, Russian actors responsible for spreading misinformation seem to be tireless. But even if there is no election, they do not rest, EU Stratcom data suggests.


The EU and Italy ban fishing in the most important protected habitats, but not without delay 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop

The EU obliges Mediterranean countries, Italy in particular, to ban fishing in three important fish reserves in the Strait of Sicily, as recommended by the FAO in 2016. The NGO Oceana is publishing the names of vessels suspected of ignoring the ban.


Electricity tariffs: why the bill is so high 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

For a long time the price of CO2 permits stayed very low. But, starting in 2019, the reform to Europe’s carbon market mechanism has drastically reduced the number of permits in circulation.


EU greenhouse gases: every man for himself 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Europe fossil-fuel carbon emissions are dropping. But, breaking down the data, significant differences among the countries appear.


EU closes in on target for gender parity in the European Parliament  in depth

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union elected a record number of women MEPs in the latest European Parliament elections. However, men still hold almost 60 percent of seats.


Growing and slowing down: Central Eastern European economies and the EU funds 

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Since their accession to the European Union the Visegrad four and Baltic countries' economies have been growing significantly, mainly thanks to EU funds. But there are differences among the countries.


Hungarian prisons are the most overcrowded in Europe 

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Lithuania is the EU country with the highest rate of inmates in relation to the population, but prison overcrowding is the highest in Hungary.


Battle for Greece 

Thursday 04 July 2019 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Leftwing coalition Syriza’s rise to power in 2015 seemed to swept away the old greek political order. But a journey through the strongholds of these dynasties shows they never went away. Their power lies deeper in history.


Family-friendly policies in the EU: an overview 

Monday 01 July 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

A report from UNICEF highlights the varying performance of EU Member States along with four policy proxies.