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Does Hungary spend €18 million on campaign against Sargentini? 

Thursday 14 March 2019 | EUfactcheck

MEP Judith Sargentini stated: "The Hungarian government spends €18 million on campaign against me and against the European Parliament". Her claim is mostly true, even if the campaign targets other EU politicians as well.


EUfactcheck

How much does the "travelling circus" of the European Parliament really cost? 

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | EUfactcheck

The monthly move of the European Parliament between Brussels and Strasbourg is an obvious target of criticism against the way EU institutions work. But the move costs way less than some parties argue.


EU promotes meat, despite climate goals  in depth

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Meat and dairy are emissions-intensive when compared to vegetables and fruit, with carnivore diets leading to roughly double the amount of a vegetarian's greenhouse gas emissions.


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Leftists, eurosceptics, and christian democrats are losing support in Europe 

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Newsworthy

Polls from across the European Union show declining support for the parties belonging to GUE/NGL, EFDD, and EPP groups in the European Parliament in the past two months.


Europe is going veg  in depth

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

If the EU is serious about the environment, it can no longer ignore the connection between animal farming and carbon emissions. No wonder a growing number of Europeans are turning vegetarians or even vegans.


Eastern partnership countries face little progress, backsliding in reforms  in depth

Monday 11 March 2019 | Yuliana Romanyshyn
| VoxEurop

The European Union's Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries were either stagnant or stumbled in their efforts to meet EU norms and standards in 2017, the latest available data shows.


EU falling short of reaching its research & development target 

Monday 11 March 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union spent 2.04 percent of its GDP on Research and Development (R&D) in the year 2016, 0.96 percentage points short of its Europe 2020 target.


Women in power 

Friday 08 March 2019 | Milena Hassenkamp
Marcel Pauly
| Der Spiegel

Sweden does it without a law, France does it with one. The proportion of women in European parliaments and cabinets is determined by a number of different factors. A comparison.


Cold housing and polluted cities? Something is changing in the Balkans 

Tuesday 05 March 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Many citizens of south-east Europe cannot afford to properly heat their own homes. The impact on health and air pollution is serious, but energy poverty has recently begun to decline.


The EU might well achieve its employment rate target for 2020 

Monday 04 March 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union has achieved 72.2 percent employment rate as a part of the Europe 2020 strategy, which targets 75 percent employment for the EU.