In depth


Greece exits bailout, but no quick recovery ahead

Monday 20 August 2018 | Damiano Bacci
Eric Maurice
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

On 20 August, Greece officially exited the three-year EU bailout plan it accepted when it was on the verge of bankruptcy and close to be pushed out of the eurozone. While it marks the end of eight years of financial crisis and austerity, the exit from international aid doesn't mean a quick recovery.




Plastic recycling: uneven progress in Europe

Monday 23 July 2018 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The “European plastic strategy” is moving forward in Brussels. While certain member states are already doing well, many trail behind.


Poland's quarrel with the European Union

Monday 23 July 2018 | Danuta Pawłowska
| BiQdata

Since the end of 2015, relations between the European Union and the Polish government have been fraught with tensions concerning Warsaw's breach of the rule of law and fundamental European values. To bring some clarity to the issue, Biqdata provides the background.


To what extent do European students depend on their families?

Tuesday 17 July 2018 | Samuel Silva
| Publico

Almost half of European students depend on their families in order to meet their costs, and more than a third live with their parents. This phenomenon is particularly acute in the South, though certainly not unique to the region.


Diesel engines emissions exceed by far European limits

Monday 18 June 2018 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
VoxEurop

A new independent report reveals how harmful emissions from diesel engines have yet to fall, despite increasingly strict European regulations, and promises from manufacturers to follow the rules.


Mediterranean towns ready for EU-sponsored free wifi

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.


Animosity towards journalists is growing in Europe too

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.


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

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.


Białowieza: destructive logging in Polish Primeval Forest

Thursday 19 April 2018 | BiQdata

In 2017, the Polish government authorized the cutting of between 160,000 and 180,000 trees in the Białowieza Primeval Forest. A measure which the European Court of Justice considers an infringement of the EU’s Habitat Directive, requiring member states to take appropriate conservation measures for special areas.


Facebook's increasing PR job in Brussels

Tuesday 10 April 2018 | Antoine Vergely
| VoxEurop

Starting in 2012, when it first entered the EU’s transparency register, Facebook has been steadily intensifying its lobbying efforts within European institutions.