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Mediterranean towns ready for EU-sponsored free wifi  in depth

Tuesday 15 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
Peter Teffer
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

The European Union's fund for free wireless internet connection hotspots is most popular in Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Croatia. Check if your municipality pre-registered.


Disparities in pre-primary school funding 

Monday 14 May 2018 | Laurent Jeanneau
| Alternatives Economiques

The numbers of pupils in pre-primary classes vary up to threefold according to country. And those which spend the most are not necessarily the richest.


Central and Eastern European countries increase applications for patents 

Tuesday 15 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

Countries from Central and Eastern Europe have made more requests for European patents in the last seven years, just as traditional innovating countries have made less.


Why are there relatively fewer suicides in prison in the Balkans than elsewhere in Europe? 

Monday 14 May 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

The suicide rate in Balkan prisons is low compared to the rest of Europe, in part because of the different composition of the prison population.


Next EU budget favors security and research over agriculture 

Monday 07 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

The new EU budget grants less money to agriculture and more to migration, security, and research


MEPs’ takes on the #EUbudget 

Monday 07 May 2018 | Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

Praise and criticism about the multiannual financial framework presented last week by Junker’s Commission, as it was tweeted by MEPs.


How Airbnb lobbies the EU 

Saturday 05 May 2018 | Claire Alet
| Alternatives Economiques

The short-term property-rental platforms have seen the potential for influence over those EU bodies which are supposed to regulate them, and are now putting resources into it.


Animosity towards journalists is growing in Europe too  in depth

Friday 27 April 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

On the 25th of April, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published their World Press Freedom Index for 2018. The situation in Europe is alarmingly worsening, says the Paris-based NGO.


Young Europeans are prepared to relocate to find a job 

Thursday 26 April 2018 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

To deal with the lack of job opportunities, many young Europeans are considering emigration as a real possibility. And the more qualified they are, the more they are willing to leave.


The ICT sector is booming. But are women missing out?  in depth

Thursday 19 April 2018 | Catherine André
Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa
VoxEurop

Job creation in the ICT sector could help address the gender divide in Europe's labour market - but current trends suggest more work needs to be done.