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French nuclear power: a European problem 

Thursday 22 November 2018 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

To decommission or not to decommission? In the next few days, the French government will announce if it will permanently decommission nuclear reactors as part of its “multi-annual energy plan” (PPE) for the years 2019-20281. This key guidance document, expected more than four months ago, will outline the trajectory of the country’s energy production and consumption within the context of its contribution to European climate efforts 2.


Better data can prevent violence against women  in depth

Wednesday 21 November 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

Lack of standardisation in reporting and cultural differences between Northern and Eastern European countries complicate efforts towards an effective response against gender-based violence.


Half a century of vaccinations gone wasted 

Tuesday 20 November 2018 | Danuta Pawłowska
| BiQdata

In terms of the number of people vaccinated against measles, Europeans are already below the safety limit.


Electric buses: Europe struggles to take off 

Saturday 17 November 2018 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

The lack of a sufficient number of electric-powered buses in Paris area let local transportation company to put back in service several old diesel-propelled buses next year. A vehicle management issue that shows how much European cities lay behind in renewing their buses' fleet.


Why France is burning up on fuel price  

Friday 16 November 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

A number of French consumer organisations have organised demonstrations for November 17, to protest the recent increase in petrol pump prices. But the French are far from paying the highest prices for fuel in Europe.  


Shedding some light on baffling bills  

Saturday 10 November 2018 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

When it comes to electric bills, the components that determine how much you pay are changing significantly. And according to standards, this spells major disruptions for classifications.


Revealed: Link between MEPs CO2 votes and domestic car jobs  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

Members of the European Parliament from countries where there are significant number of jobs in the automotive industry were less likely to support stronger climate measures than those where car jobs are less important, according to an analysis of voting patterns.


Life expectancy after retirement: a very unbalanced Europe 

Friday 09 November 2018 | Roxana Torre
| VoxEurop

Looking at life expectancy in European countries combined with retirement age, we see stark differences: Austrian women and Maltese men enjoy the longest retirement, while in Bulgaria this period is almost 10 years shorter for both women and men.


Slovenia, towards the future of droughts and floods  Large investigation

Wednesday 07 November 2018 | Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto

In the coming years, Slovenian citizens will experience a whole range of negative effects of climate change, including heat waves, winters without snow, droughts, floods and other extreme weather events


Parenting in Europe: who’s staying at home with the kids?  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Laura Filios
| OBC Transeuropa

Too many fathers delegating childcare to their partner; mothers staying too long outside the workforce; an uneven range of rights and guarantees: how and why parental leave is changing in Europe.