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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


MEPs in Strasbourg: everywhere but the plenary  in depth

Friday 18 January 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

The practice of empty chambers is not limited to the European Parliament. There are some good reasons behind it, but the pratice also highlights some problems with the EU's policy-making.