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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


Why integration is stalling 

Saturday 19 January 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

Jobs, housing, education, equality: these are what allow the integration of immigrants in Europe. But the process is often compromised by its numerous flaws, the OECD notes in a recent report. And France is at the bottom of the class.


There’s an urgent need for foreign labour in Croatia 

Friday 18 January 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
| OBC Transeuropa

Fewer births, greater life expectancy, emigration. These are some of the ingredients adding up to local labour shortages - now a major problem in many Eastern European countries.


Is Barcelona drowning under a tourism flood? 

Wednesday 16 January 2019 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

Arriving in millions, foreign visitors contributed to the Catalan capital’s economic boom. But the downside to mass tourism, fuelled by cheap flights and low-cost accommodation sites, has led to growing disgruntlement from locals.