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Birds - collateral victims of intensive agriculture 

Wednesday 11 April 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

The number and variety of bird species have dropped significantly over the last twenty years. The cause is a reduction of their food source due to the intensive use of pesticides in farming.


Facebook's increasing PR job in Brussels  in depth

Tuesday 10 April 2018 | Antoine Vergely
| VoxEurop

Starting in 2012, when it first entered the EU’s transparency register, Facebook has been steadily intensifying its lobbying efforts within European institutions.


Europeans at the cinema 

Monday 09 April 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

An interactive exploration of cinema-goers' habits in Europe based on twenty years of data (1996-2016) on 40996 films.


The top 100 European places where Dieselgate kills the most   in depth

Wednesday 04 April 2018 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
VoxEurop

Excess diesel emissions produce a tiny portion of harmful dusts. Yet, they cause dozens of deaths in Europe’s highly populated road traffic hotspots.


Dutch mainstream media and politicians pander populists  in depth

Wednesday 04 April 2018 | Cas Mudde
| VoxEurop

The 21 March local elections showed once again how out of touch mainstream media and politicians are, writes populism expert Cas Mudde.


Europe and microcredit 

Tuesday 27 March 2018 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

Ethical finance is no longer a niche phenomenon, and neither is microcredit. The characteristics of the latter, however, vary widely between eastern and western Europe.


How Brexit will impact study exchanges  in depth

Tuesday 27 March 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

Despite both the EU and the UK claiming they have made "decisive steps" in setting up the transitional period that will follow Brexit, there is still much uncertainty about the future of British participation in the Erasmus, the European exchange programme, beyond 2020.


Public employees: Comparisons between European countries are deceptive 

Tuesday 27 March 2018 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

“Hypertrophic”, “poorly run”, “bloated”, “too costly”... in all countries, cliches concerning the public service are legion. New indicators allow us to see how the reality is more nuanced.


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.