In depth


From low trust in institutions to the rise of ‘critical citizenship’?

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

A Eurofound study provides data on trust in institutions in EU member states and points at the question of “critical citizenship”. We review the data with experts from across Europe.


EU promotes meat, despite climate goals

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Meat and dairy are emissions-intensive when compared to vegetables and fruit, with carnivore diets leading to roughly double the amount of a vegetarian's greenhouse gas emissions.


Senior management: a male world

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

From top to bottom of the salary scale, inequality rules. 


Europe is going veg

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

If the EU is serious about the environment, it can no longer ignore the connection between animal farming and carbon emissions. No wonder a growing number of Europeans are turning vegetarians or even vegans.


Eastern partnership countries face little progress, backsliding in reforms

Monday 11 March 2019 | Yuliana Romanyshyn
| VoxEurop

The European Union's Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries were either stagnant or stumbled in their efforts to meet EU norms and standards in 2017, the latest available data shows.


Auditors raise alarm over air pollution in Europe

Friday 15 February 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Seven out of eight audited EU countries "have not effectively implemented" a decade-old directive on air quality rules, according to a report published at the end of January.


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The antibiotic resistance crisis deepens

Wednesday 13 February 2019 | Antoine Vergely
| VoxEurop

European healthcare systems are increasingly dealing with new bacteria which resist traditional antibiotics. The situation threatens quality standards and budgets across Europe.


Exiting Brexit

Tuesday 29 January 2019 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

As the fateful date for Britain leaving the EU gets closer, and with no sign of an orderly exit in sight, Britons are applying for EU citizenship in their thousands.


Planned German coal exit boosts case for Nord Stream 2

Monday 28 January 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

A German commission recommends phasing out coal power over the next 19 years – which will provide additional arguments to build the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia, which both the European Commission and the US have reservations about.


Plastic pollution increasing at the top of the Earth

Friday 25 January 2019 | Martin Breum
| EUobserver

Increasing amounts of plastic pollution have been detected in Europe's most northern Arctic regions, but the overwhelming majority of litter stems from other parts of the world.