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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?


Mental illness costs Europe 600 billion euro 

Tuesday 18 December 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

One European in six experience mental health problems, and this comes at a cost. On average, mental illness costs EU countries more than 4% of GDP.


Gas in Cyprus: blessing or curse? 

Monday 17 December 2018 | Chloé Emmanouilidis
| VoxEurop

Since some of the world’s largest gas reserves were discovered in Cyprus, the island has been coveted by fossil-fuel giants. The situation is burdening delicate negotiations on reunification.


Precarious employment on the rise in Europe  in depth

Monday 17 December 2018 | Laurent Jeanneau
| Alternatives Economiques

Over the past few years, the popularity of precarious employment in Europe has been growing, including everything from temporary jobs, to atypical jobs, to independent jobs, and even “on call” work.


Migrating to reproduce  in depth

Wednesday 12 December 2018 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Each year thousands of Europeans go abroad to undergo fertility treatment. A two-month investigation analyses what is known and what remains to be discovered about this largely hidden phenomenon.


Heatwaves: global warming threatens more than 100,000 Slovenes  Large investigation

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto

Longer uninterrupted heat periods in Slovenia will be increasingly frequent and intense. The country does not have an integrated strategy to combat climate change yet.


France, European champion of taxation 

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Among the demands of the “gilets jaunes” – “yellow jackets”, who have been protesting in France for more than a month, is a reduction of the tax burden. Indeed, France regularly tops the European rankings in this regard.


Croatia, where the streets have no (women's) names 

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Ana Kuzmanić
Ivana Perić
| H-Alter

The visualisations of urban public space are an important part of the process of creating collective memory and imagining (a different) future. In the toponymy of Croatian cities there is almost no trace of women. In 55 out of the 64 cities included in our analysis, the percentage of streets named after women is lower than 5 percent.


Poland: is the ruling party trembling? 

Sunday 09 December 2018 | Jarosław Kopeć
| BiQdata

After the crushing victory of the Law and Justice party in the previous presidential and parliamentary races, the first elections after three years were interpreted as a test of the real support for the ruling party and a forecast for the next ballots. The results of this test were quite confusing.


Europe’s asylum system under great pressure  in depth

Friday 09 November 2018 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The Dublin Regulation – the asylum system of Europe – has been put under a great deal of pressure mainly because of the vast majority of arrivals that have been currently registered in a very few member states.