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Chinese money is Europe’s next big challenge 

Friday 31 May 2019 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

Chinese investments in Europe have reached dizzying heights in the last two decades but, while they pose an appealing opportunity for economic growth to some countries, they are seen as a direct threat by some of the continent’s wealthier states.


A majority of Europeans would rather remain in the EU 

Wednesday 29 May 2019 | Yuliana Romanyshyn
| VoxEurop

Is there any country across the European Union following the Brexit example? Not among the rest of 27 member states. Migration and euro currency crisis, tax policy, and Brexit have not weakened the Europeans believe in the future of the bloc, Eurobarometer shows.


How European parties seek to influence public opinion 

Monday 27 May 2019 | Gerald Gartner
Markus Hametner
| Addendum

Climate, the economy and ­– immigration. The candidates and parties standing in the European Parliament election are spending millions of euros on election advertising on Facebook. We have checked the contents of around 35,000 adverts from five different countries.


Where are the biggest banks? 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

Among the European countries with the largest banks are the United Kingdom, France and Germany.


Europeans retire before the legal age  in depth

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Orlane Jézéquélou
| Alternatives Economiques

After they retire, European seniors are not drawing their pensions straight away. They are even leaving employment before the legal retirement age.


Landscapes are increasingly manmade 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

Roads, houses, shopping malls: our way of life covers the land in cement. The phenomenon is exacerbating the world ecological crisis.


R&D: Europe’s knowledge economy in trouble 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

In March 2000, at a summit meeting in Lisbon, European Union countries agreed on an ambitious objective: to make the EU, by 2010, “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion”.


Europe, both populating and depopulating 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

Since 2008 Europe has seen major demographic changes. In particular due to migration: internal as a result of the economic crisis, external linked to geopolitical instability in Europe’s neighborhood. 


Who is in debt in Europe? 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

Unsustainable debt is a problem. A debtor who is in too deep debt risks not being able to repay creditors. So where are the risks to be found in Europe?


Poverty: the great European divide 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Xavier Molénat
| Alternatives Economiques

17% of Europeans are poor, i.e. 85 million inhabitants of the Old Continent.