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The risk of poverty in Romania and Bulgaria is falling 

Wednesday 28 February 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Over the last decade, Bulgaria and Romania are experiencing a very significant decrease in the risk of poverty and social exclusion. The situation is improving above all in provincial towns.


Growing inequalities in European pension schemes 

Friday 23 February 2018 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

From the age of retirement to pension rates, the crisis of 2008 has deepened the divide between European countries.


EU enlargement: a new strategy, with hands by the brakes  in depth

Wednesday 21 February 2018 | Francesco Martino
| OBC Transeuropa

The European Commission has renewed its strategy for the accession of the western Balkans as an essential geo-strategic investment for the EU. From Brussels, however, no concessions can be expected. For Serbia and Montenegro, accession could be achieved by 2025


Europeans at the cinema, from East to West  in depth

Wednesday 14 February 2018 | Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

European cinema-going habits vary significantly: a look at the current divide between Western and Eastern Europe.


Energy consumption: Europe is going backwards 

Monday 12 February 2018 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

With the collapse in oil prices from 2014 and the economic recovery, energy consumption (and therefore the associated CO2 emissions) has started to rise again


Digiwhist: fighting corruption with open data on public procurement  in depth

Monday 05 February 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

New tools developed by a consortium of data-journalists, researchers and developers will allow anyone to follow closely the process of public procurement, and to spot potential problems.


Europeans support intra-EU mobility 

Wednesday 31 January 2018 | VoxEurop

Europeans are becoming more enthusiastic about migration within Europe, but they remain generally hostile to immigration from outside the EU.


EU gives a week to countries to come up with clean air plans 

Tuesday 30 January 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

Nine member states face fines if they don’t take steps to comply with the emission reduction they promised.


EU Commissioner Andriukaitis: Health inequalities are economic issue  in depth

Thursday 25 January 2018 | Eric Maurice
| EUobserver

Social and geographical inequalities in Europeans' health are one of the main challenges for the EU, says health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.


Tweeting above their weight 

Monday 22 January 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

Some MEPs receive plenty of attention on Twitter, but their popularity cannot always be ascribed to their activity in Brussels and Strasbourg.