In depth


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.


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.


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Juncker Plan: the state of the art

Wednesday 23 January 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| Voxeurop

The European Commission released the latest update concerning the results achieved by the Investment Plan for Europe. We analysed the data to give a more qualitative overview of how resources were allocated and how many SMEs benefitted from the plan in each EU country.


Bears return to the Alps

Tuesday 22 January 2019 | Laura Pes
| OBC Transeuropa

In the collective imagination, bears are one of the wild animals with which humanity has struggled the most over the course of history. After virtual extermination, the reintroduction of bears in a number of European countries is arousing enthusiasm as well as perplexity.


MEPs in Strasbourg: everywhere but the plenary

Friday 18 January 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

The practice of empty chambers is not limited to the European Parliament. There are some good reasons behind it, but the pratice also highlights some problems with the EU's policy-making.


Precarious employment on the rise in Europe

Monday 17 December 2018 | Laurent Jeanneau
| Alternatives Economiques

Over the past few years, the popularity of precarious employment in Europe has been growing, including everything from temporary jobs, to atypical jobs, to independent jobs, and even “on call” work.


Migrating to reproduce

Wednesday 12 December 2018 | Irene Savio
| Voxeurop

Each year thousands of Europeans go abroad to undergo fertility treatment. A two-month investigation analyses what is known and what remains to be discovered about this largely hidden phenomenon.


What’s holding back the fight against gender-based violence?

Friday 07 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In Europe, sexist stereotypes hinder the deployment of effective tools to combat gender-based violence. In 2018 the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was rejected by Bulgaria and Slovakia. But even where the Convention has been ratified, its application is slow to advance.


Hydrogen cars may be the future – they are not yet the present

Friday 30 November 2018 | Peter Teffer
Kashyap Raibagi
| Voxeurop
EUobserver

The European consumer is hardly buying any hydrogen cars, despite the EU's belief that it has a potential to reduce the use of fossil fuels.


Better data can prevent violence against women

Wednesday 21 November 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| Voxeurop

Lack of standardisation in reporting and cultural differences between Northern and Eastern European countries complicate efforts towards an effective response against gender-based violence.