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Heatwaves: global warming threatens more than 100,000 Slovenes  Large investigation

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto

Longer uninterrupted heat periods in Slovenia will be increasingly frequent and intense. The country does not have an integrated strategy to combat climate change yet.


France, European champion of taxation 

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Among the demands of the “gilets jaunes” – “yellow jackets”, who have been protesting in France for more than a month, is a reduction of the tax burden. Indeed, France regularly tops the European rankings in this regard.


Poland: is the ruling party trembling? 

Sunday 09 December 2018 | Jarosław Kopeć
| BiQdata

After the crushing victory of the Law and Justice party in the previous presidential and parliamentary races, the first elections after three years were interpreted as a test of the real support for the ruling party and a forecast for the next ballots. The results of this test were quite confusing.


What’s holding back the fight against gender-based violence? 

Friday 07 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In Europe, sexist stereotypes hinder the deployment of effective tools to combat gender-based violence. In 2018 the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was rejected by Bulgaria and Slovakia. But even where the Convention has been ratified, its application is slow to advance.


Europe has a shortage of doctors 

Friday 30 November 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

A surge in retirements, lack of new doctors in training, emigration to countries with better working conditions… by 2020, Europe could be facing a shortage of 230,000 doctors.


Hydrogen cars may be the future – they are not yet the present 

Friday 30 November 2018 | Peter Teffer
Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

The European consumer is hardly buying any hydrogen cars, despite the EU's belief that it has a potential to reduce the use of fossil fuels.


Fighting Poverty, an increasingly uphill battle in Europe 

Friday 30 November 2018 | Astrid Gruyelle
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Social model is pretty much on its last leg. Over the last few years, social transfers granted by the member states of the European Union are increasingly losing their ability to reduce poverty.


Europe: the winners and losers in the fight against tax evasion 

Thursday 29 November 2018 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

How can the dubious tax practices of GAFA and European businesses be challenged? One of the responses proposed by the European Union involves a project called CCCTB. 


EDJNet's collaborative investigation on climate change in Europe - an infographic  Large investigation

Wednesday 28 November 2018 | Roberta Bertoldi
| OBC Transeuropa

The European Data Journalism Network has recently published a collaborative investigation on the dramatic increase of average temperatures in Europe in the last century. The outcome was jointly published in 16 countries and 12 languages, and were republished by more than 100 European media outlets.


Electric fishing puts to the test a democratic and Green Europe 

Monday 26 November 2018 | Zoé Durand
| VoxEurop

French NGO Bloom has just revealed that the European Commission has allocated at least 21.5 million euro in subsidies to Dutch trawlers. The revelations throw a spotlight on what is at stake, both democratically and ecologically, for Europe.