Data news


How are young Europeans housed? 

Monday 25 February 2019 | Marie Deshayes
| VoxEurop

Unsanitory housing, risks of poverty or social exclusion – young Europeans are more exposed to them than their elders, though the degree varies between countries.


Europe challenged by energy poverty 

Sunday 24 February 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

Millions of Europeans cannot heat their homes properly in winter. But household energy poverty is also a problem in summer, particularly in southern and eastern Europe.


Floods in Slovenia: millions of euros worth of damage, for which we are mostly guilty  Large investigation

Saturday 16 February 2019 | Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto

Hydrogeological disasters in Slovenia account for over 150 million euros of damage a year. And they are often worsened by human interventions. Especially because the country has tolerated construction in flood-prone areas for several decades.


Auditors raise alarm over air pollution in Europe 

Friday 15 February 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Seven out of eight audited EU countries "have not effectively implemented" a decade-old directive on air quality rules, according to a report published at the end of January.


Hungary and Serbia, "partly free" countries 

Thursday 14 February 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

The democratisation process in South East Europe is stagnating, or even going backwards. Serbia is now considered a “partly free” country, just like Hungary.


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The antibiotic resistance crisis deepens  in depth

Wednesday 13 February 2019 | Antoine Vergely
| VoxEurop

European healthcare systems are increasingly dealing with new bacteria which resist traditional antibiotics. The situation threatens quality standards and budgets across Europe.


Competition: fewer fines for cartels 

Tuesday 12 February 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

According to the latest research, the number of fines imposed on cartels that distort competition has fallen worldwide, while more than half of all fines are imposed by the EU.


Negative attitude towards Muslims inversely proportional to actual presence 

Monday 11 February 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

Attitudes towards Muslims appear to be particularly negative in the Baltic and the Visegrád countries. Crucially, the very same countries have the lowest estimated Muslim population in Europe.


The polarisation of jobs is a question of policy 

Monday 11 February 2019 | Xavier Molénat
| Alternatives Economiques

The evolution of the social structure in 15 European countries reveals the key role that public policies play in deepening the divide between high- and low-skilled jobs, according to sociologist Camille Peugny.


Unpacking the Corruption Perception Index: A focus on the EU 

Tuesday 05 February 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to the 2018 Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International, Nordic countries are again global leaders in the fight against corruption. But looking at the data since 2012, Baltic countries appear to be the rising stars.