In depth


Eastern Europe is fast filling huge gap in minimum wages

Tuesday 06 March 2018 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

The debate on the need to establish a minimum salary at an EU level is facing up to the differences member states have on the issue


Western Europeans more seduced than their Eastern neighbours by Volkswagen diesel “fix”

Monday 05 March 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

Volkswagen Group is much more successful in convincing Dieselgate-affected consumers to have the illegal defeat device removed from their car in Western Europe than in Eastern Europe.


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

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

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.


Digiwhist: fighting corruption with open data on public procurement

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.


EU Commissioner Andriukaitis: Health inequalities are economic issue

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.


Diesel cars in the doghouse

Wednesday 17 January 2018 | Artur Włodarski
| BiQdata

Despite the Dieselgate scandal, diesel-fueled cars are still the most popular in Europe. A trend that is slowly changing, as governments and the public opinion are starting to grasp with their impact on public health.


Social democrats are having a hard time

Wednesday 10 January 2018 | Marcel Pauly
| Der Spiegel

All across Europe, social democratic parties are struggling to stay relevant. One of the oldest political ideologies is in crisis. An overview of the current situation.


Lessons learned from 2017 and expectations for 2018

Friday 29 December 2017 | Cas Mudde
| VoxEurop

2017 was expected to see populist parties landsliding all over Europe, which did not happen. Will 2018 follow the same path? Most probably not, says expert Cas Mudde.


The Eurozone seeks a post-Brexit balance

Friday 15 December 2017 | Eric Maurice
| EUobserver

EU leaders gather on 15 December to discuss the future of the Eurozone, which will represent a much bigger share of the Union's economy after heavy-weight Britain will have left.