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Europe’s dependence on medicine imports 

Wednesday 18 March 2020 | Florence Schulz
| Euractiv

Most of the drugs sold worldwide come from India and China, where production is cheapest. As a result, Europe’s supply of medicines is in the hands of a few companies. 


Why the European People’s Party struggles to distance itself from Orbán 

Friday 29 May 2020 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Strife between Hungary and the European institutions has been building for around a decade. There have been angry exchanges, but no genuine rift. Orban’s authoritarian drift seems to have reached its peak, with COVID-19 as an excuse. Will something finally give way?


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Europe: who has the crisis hit hardest? 

Wednesday 03 June 2020 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

European countries are not all equal in the face of the Covid-19 crisis. Both the impact of the epidemic and responses to it have differed greatly, as this overview by Alternatives Economiques shows.


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EU air bridge: hundreds of dedicated flights brought European citizens back home 

Monday 01 June 2020 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

After the outbreak the coronavirus pandemic, the EU has funded the repatriation of tens of thousands of European citizens through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Yet not all EU governments decided to take advantage of this form of support from Brussels. 


An ever smaller, ever older population 

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Miriam Santoro
| OBC Transeuropa

A recently published study outlines the EU’s demographic future: in 2080, if current trends continue, the EU population will fall from the current 513 million people to 504 million, while flight from rural areas shows no sign of slowing. We take a look at south-eastern Europe, by way of the global context. 


Focus: How is the pandemic changing our daily habits? 

Monday 25 May 2020 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

As most European countries start to re-emerge from lockdown, it’s becoming clear that we aren’t getting “back to normal” anytime soon. So, how is COVID-19 changing our lives? How did our daily routine and consumption change during the lockdown, and what changes may stay with us for a long time?


Fewer living at risk of poverty in Europe 

Wednesday 20 May 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

The proportion of people living at risk of poverty has dropped in most European countries over the last five years. But a few countries counters this trend, and large gaps remain within nations. In this report we look closer at the risk of poverty across Europe.


Beyond COVID-19, a permanent state of crisis? 

Tuesday 19 May 2020 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

How did COVID-19 lockdown impacted all four main economic confidence indicators? Our Stats Monitor makes it possible to monitor the evolution of industrial, consumer, construction and retail confidence over time.


There are more forests in barren Greece than in Hungary 

Tuesday 19 May 2020 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Less than 4 per cent of the world's forests are in the European Union, shared by no fewer than 16 million owners. There is no common EU forestry policy, but the European Green Deal is set to put a new emphasis on reforestation.


Not just apps: privacy, personal data and COVID-19 in the western Balkans 

Monday 18 May 2020 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

The measures adopted by some Balkan countries to contain the pandemic have raised perplexity in associations and researchers who deal with privacy and digital rights. Emergency actions, derogating from the national rules of law, could translate into mass surveillance tools.