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The eurozone: inadequate remedies 

Sunday 21 April 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

After the 2010 crisis, some corrections were done to the common currency system. The eurozone has been saved, but the living standards of the middle and lower classes continue to worsen.


Assessing the impact of European legislation on the national level 

Thursday 18 April 2019 | EUfactcheck

A fact-check of Biljana Borzan's claim, stating that two thirds of Croatian legislation is determined by European legislation – a claim which is often made in other member states as well. The statement is mostly true, even if it is difficult to find out the exact number.


Europe might fall short of its poverty eradication target for 2020 

Wednesday 17 April 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union will probably not achieve its ‘poverty and social exclusion’ target, which is a part of the Europe 2020 strategy.


UK and Germany lead EU’s think tank ranking  in depth

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to the latest Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, the United Kingdom is the country with the most influential think tanks, followed by Germany, France and Italy.


Europe begins screening foreign direct investments  in depth

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Union has just established a screening framework for foreign investments, primarily in response to the Chinese investment offensive.


How the richest clubs are privatising football 

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

A big team losing a football match would not necessarily cause much of a fuss. However, the defeat of Real Madrid at the hands of Ajax in the knockout phase of the Champions League (Europe’s major tournament for top-division clubs) marks the beginning of a new era in the business of football.


Putting the brakes on East European mobility 

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Ilin Stanev
| Capital

The new legislation on haulage road transport, limiting East European companies’ access to Western European markets, is perceived by many in the East as yet another attempt to prevent citizens of new EU members states from reaping the benefits of the Single Market.


Sovereignists: much ado about nothing?  

Monday 15 April 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Immigration doesn’t appear to be the only worry of Europeans, also economic fears are widespread. And analyses suggest that the success of the new populist group is far from certain.


The EU’s risky move on (un)sustainable fisheries  in depth

Friday 12 April 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

Pressures on the EU from industrial fishery lobbies to maintain business as usual in the Western Mediterranean may put both fish stocks and small fishermen’s livelihoods at risk, while also undermining the economic sustainability of the industry itself, as we reveal in a three-part investigation.


Measles, journalism and herd immunity 

Thursday 11 April 2019 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

From Serbia to Spain – by way of Italy – vaccination has become a subject of heated debate. Given the complexity of the issue, however, the debate is only harmed by distorted, overly simplistic use of data.