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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.


Cash still has a future 

Friday 01 February 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

On 27 January 2019 the European Central Bank stopped printing 500-euro banknotes. One more step towards a cashless economy? Not for now. Proponents of e-payments are annoyed, but there are dangers to an economy without cash.


The Europeans left out of the European elections  in depth

Thursday 31 January 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Gina Pavone
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Almost 17 million EU citizens live in a member state other than their country of origin. These citizens are entitled to vote for the European Parliament from where they reside, but almost none of them do so. It’s a wasted opportunity for a more transnational politics.


An ever less fertile Europe  in depth

Wednesday 30 January 2019 | Marta Gatti
| OBC Transeuropa

Soil has a sensitive and crucial role to play, but is increasingly under threat: besides erosion and pollution, artificial covering is on the rise in many areas of Europe. There is still a chance, however, to reduce land take.


Flagging efforts in Europe 

Tuesday 29 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Renewable energy continues to grow in Europe, but increasingly slowly. Certain EU states may find it difficult to keep their 2020 commitments.


Exiting Brexit  in depth

Tuesday 29 January 2019 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

As the fateful date for Britain leaving the EU gets closer, and with no sign of an orderly exit in sight, Britons are applying for EU citizenship in their thousands.


Planned German coal exit boosts case for Nord Stream 2 

Monday 28 January 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

A German commission recommends phasing out coal power over the next 19 years – which will provide additional arguments to build the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia, which both the European Commission and the US have reservations about.


Plastic pollution increasing at the top of the Earth  in depth

Friday 25 January 2019 | Martin Breum
| EUobserver

Increasing amounts of plastic pollution have been detected in Europe's most northern Arctic regions, but the overwhelming majority of litter stems from other parts of the world.


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Juncker Plan: the state of the art  in depth

Wednesday 23 January 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The European Commission released the latest update concerning the results achieved by the Investment Plan for Europe. We analysed the data to give a more qualitative overview of how resources were allocated and how many SMEs benefitted from the plan in each EU country.


Bears return to the Alps  in depth

Tuesday 22 January 2019 | Laura Pes
| OBC Transeuropa

In the collective imagination, bears are one of the wild animals with which humanity has struggled the most over the course of history. After virtual extermination, the reintroduction of bears in a number of European countries is arousing enthusiasm as well as perplexity.