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More speed cameras lead to fewer accidents. Europe already knows this 

Saturday 30 November 2019 | Jarosław Kopeć
Katarzyna Korzeniowska
| BiQdata

In Poland, we are still talking about increasing the number of speed cameras. In many other countries that debate is over and the conclusions are simple: speed cameras reduce the number of deaths on the road. Sometimes by as much as 70%.


The von der Leyen Commission: climate change and international governance 

Thursday 28 November 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

After months of delays, the von der Leyen Commission is finally set to take office on the first of December. What did the last few months involve, and why did it take so long?


The EU carbon market, serving its purpose at last? 

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Without a high enough carbon price, surplus emissions permits will remain high and the European carbon market will remain broken.


Romania’s presidential elections: the diaspora at the ballot box 

Tuesday 26 November 2019 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

At the latest Romanian presidential elections, almost one million Romanians voted from abroad, largely by casting their ballots in more than 800 polling stations open from Friday through Sunday. A visual exploration of the data.


2019: escape from the Balkans  in depth

Monday 25 November 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
Christian Elia
| OBC Transeuropa

A growing phenomenon with worrying implications: the flight of workers, skilled or otherwise, from former Yugoslavia. A look at the data and political responses.


EU states fell short on sharing refugees, say auditors 

Friday 22 November 2019 | Nikolaj Nielsen
| EUobserver

A mandatory 2015 scheme to dispatch people seeking international protection from Greece and Italy across the European Union did not deliver promised results, say EU auditors.


Which parties and countries chair the EP committees?  in depth

Thursday 21 November 2019 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
| EUobserver

The MEPs in the European Parliament's committees are divided up among 20 standing committees and two sub-committees (Human Rights (DROI) and Security and Defence (SEDE)), specialising in concrete areas of EU's policymaking.


Europe is being paved over 

Wednesday 20 November 2019 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

A large garden, a new road bypass, a carpark built next to the new metro station – our modern lifestyles take up a lot of space. 4.2% of Europe is now artificialized by man. In theory, this leaves 95.8% of nature at peace. But it is more complicated than that.


Where the EU power really lies  in depth

Tuesday 19 November 2019 | Andrew Rettman
| EUobserver

Welcome to the EU engine room: the European Parliament's 22 committees, which churn out hundreds of new laws and non-binding reports each year and keep an eye on other European institutions.


The Irish Sea, a new frontier  in depth

Friday 15 November 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The introduction of customs and regulatory controls in the Irish Sea, provided for in the latest UK withdrawal agreement, would make Northern Ireland a very special economic area.