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Mapping the migrant camps in Europe 

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Elvira Krithari

Successful integration of refugees and migrants into their host society is at the core of the European migration strategy - at least, on paper. In reality their current living conditions show that they are far from meeting this objective. MIIR’s analysis on the refugee issue in Europe seeks to answer the question: "What are Europe’s plans for the refugees?”

The UK is feeling the consequences of Brexit 

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The impact of closing the borders across the Channel at the same time as the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult to assess. But a few clues make it possible to draw up an initial assessment.

EU banks are funding an illegal palm oil bonanza in the “Wild East” 

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop

Financial institutions from European countries have provided large sums of money to palm oil companies responsible for illegal fires and possibly deforestation in Indonesia.

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How VAT hinders effective redistribution of wealth 

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

VAT is a regressive tax, putting more burden to the poor than to the rich. Indeed, VAT applies the same rate to everyone regardless of their level of wealth – but the richer you are, the lower the proportion of your revenue goes to consumption. VAT cancels out one-third of the effects of fiscal redistribution.

Homeschooling: most parents and caregivers unhappy with distance learning 

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

A Eurofound report reveals that despite being provided with the necessary tools and supported remotely by teachers, most parents and legal guardians of children in primary and secondary schools are dissatisfied with distance learning.

Online privacy: the cookies’ attack 

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | EUrologus

When you open a website, the question immediately pops up: what data do you want to share with the service provider? In the EU, on average, 50% of internet users refuse to allow their personal data to be used for advertising.

What a year of pandemic tells us about European healthcare systems 

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Kostas Zafeiropoulos
Janine Louloudi

Mainly three things: the number of doctors and nurses and the population density of a region are more important indicators than the number of ICUs in predicting Covid-19 deaths, there does not appear to be a causal association between per-capita numbers of ICUs and deaths from Covid, and excess mortality showed a correlation with the "pandemic waves".

France worried about mental health of its lockdown-stricken citizens 

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Anne Damiani
| Euractiv

After more than a year of successive lockdowns implemented by European governments to curb the spread of COVID-19, the French authorities are now worried about the mental health of their citizens.

If Brussels wants to reduce fertilisers and pesticides 

Tuesday 27 April 2021 | Cédric Vallet
| Alternatives Economiques

With its "farm to table" strategy, the European Commission aims to reduce the use of pesticides and fertilisers and at the same time increase organic production by 2030. But how? 

Worldwide willingness for vaccination is a rollercoaster – now it’s up 

Tuesday 27 April 2021 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Several global surveys suggest that after initial enthusiasm, vaccination uptake of coronavirus vaccines has fallen sharply. However, with the increased availability of vaccines this spring, people's appetite to take the Covid vaccine has returned, although Europeans’ willingness to take it is still below the level of other vaccines.