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