Data news


Non-employment: an additional indicator for the labour market  in depth

Tuesday 20 March 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

The unemployment rate as it is usually calculated provides an incomplete picture of the labour market situation and makes comparison between individual countries difficult. For a more accurate picture, the non-employment rate needs to be taken into account.


Arms trade: a flourishing business for EU countries 

Tuesday 20 March 2018 | Francesca Barca
| VoxEurop

Armament exports from Europe are benefiting from global growth in the sector, and European countries are placed firmly among the world’s largest suppliers.


Turkey: the map of violence against women 

Friday 09 March 2018 | Fazıla Mat
| OBC Transeuropa

An interview with Ceyda Ulukaya, journalist and the creator of the first map of femicides in Turkey – an original and appreciated data journalism project.


Women still work more and enjoy less free time 

Thursday 08 March 2018 | Francesca Barca
| VoxEurop

Despite active gender equality policies, in every European country men have more daily leisure time than women, while women spend more time on domestic, unpaid work.


Eastern Europe is fast filling huge gap in minimum wages  in depth

Tuesday 06 March 2018 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

The debate on the need to establish a minimum salary at an EU level is facing up to the differences member states have on the issue


Western Europeans more seduced than their Eastern neighbours by Volkswagen diesel “fix”  

Monday 05 March 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

Volkswagen Group is much more successful in convincing Dieselgate-affected consumers to have the illegal defeat device removed from their car in Western Europe than in Eastern Europe.


The risk of poverty in Romania and Bulgaria is falling 

Wednesday 28 February 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Over the last decade, Bulgaria and Romania are experiencing a very significant decrease in the risk of poverty and social exclusion. The situation is improving above all in provincial towns.


Growing inequalities in European pension schemes 

Friday 23 February 2018 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

From the age of retirement to pension rates, the crisis of 2008 has deepened the divide between European countries.


EU enlargement: a new strategy, with hands by the brakes  in depth

Wednesday 21 February 2018 | Francesco Martino
| OBC Transeuropa

The European Commission has renewed its strategy for the accession of the western Balkans as an essential geo-strategic investment for the EU. From Brussels, however, no concessions can be expected. For Serbia and Montenegro, accession could be achieved by 2025


Europeans at the cinema, from East to West  in depth

Wednesday 14 February 2018 | Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

European cinema-going habits vary significantly: a look at the current divide between Western and Eastern Europe.