Data news


Traffic pollution costs €60 billion per year in healthcare 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Each year 500 000 Europeans die prematurely as a result of air pollution. Road transport alone causes 18 percent of air pollution.


Europe’s vaccine issue: the fault of anti-vaxers or religion? 

Sunday 13 January 2019 | Antonio Villarreal
Cristina Suárez
| El Confidencial

The vast majority of member states have immunization rates below recommended WHO levels. Religion could be playing a decisive role. 


People behind bars in Europe 

Friday 11 January 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

Since the turn of the century, the Old Continent stands out as the only macro-region experiencing declining numbers in its prison population. However, positive developments in Russia are key in explaining the trend. The EU benefits from the positive dynamics in Eastern and Central Europe. Recent data for Italy are worrisome.


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Kosovo, dreaming of a life abroad 

Friday 11 January 2019 | Majlinda Aliu
| OBC Transeuropa

Although Kosovo is still on the "black list" of Schengen, many of its citizens dream of a future abroad. Among the most qualified professional categories, such as doctors, we can already speak of brain drain.


Will MEPs vote to ensure the Mediterranean sustainable natural resources? 

Wednesday 09 January 2019 | Lasse Gustavsson
| VoxEurop

On 10 January, the European Parliament should vote on the first multiannual plan for the Western Mediterranean Sea. The head of the NGO Oceana in Europe explains why MEPs should take action to save the “Mare Nostrum” from overfishing.


Croatian cities don’t care for climate change  Large investigation

Wednesday 09 January 2019 | Ana Kuzmanić
Ivana Perić
| H-Alter

In July 2018 European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet), a consortium of media from all over Europe, among which H-Alter, started a survey among 505 European cities about local responses to temperature changes. The results of the survey are used to explore how cities respond to temperature increases, and they also give an insight to general attitude towards climate change.


EU commits itself to 37.5 percent cut in car emissions by 2030 

Tuesday 08 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

EU member states and the European Parliament have agreed to a 37.5 percent reduction in CO2 output for new cars by 2030. A 31 percent cut for utility vehicles is also planned.


2008 crisis is still affecting social programs 

Tuesday 08 January 2019 | Zoé Durand
| VoxEurop

Since 2007, spending on social programs within the EU has shown large contrasts, particularly between East and West. Repercussions of the 2008 crisis are clearly visible, as are policy changes in some countries.


What is left of the journalist's profession in Italy 

Friday 21 December 2018 | Lelio Simi
Valentina Vivona
| Altreconomia

The murders of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia and Slovak reporter Jan Kuciak have made a sensation, but after almost a year they remain unsolved. These are not exceptions: 9 out of 10 crimes committed in the world against journalists go unpunished. 


The European electorate as seen through the lenses of nostalgia 

Wednesday 19 December 2018 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to a new Bertelsmann report, “nostalgia” can be framed as a political tool to expand electoral bases. But how does the European geography of nostalgia look like? And how do political views of nostalgic and non-nostalgic persons differ?