In depth


Europe’s asylum system under great pressure

Friday 09 November 2018 | Kashyap Raibagi
| Voxeurop

The Dublin Regulation – the asylum system of Europe – has been put under a great deal of pressure mainly because of the vast majority of arrivals that have been currently registered in a very few member states.


Revealed: Link between MEPs CO2 votes and domestic car jobs

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
Voxeurop

Members of the European Parliament from countries where there are significant number of jobs in the automotive industry were less likely to support stronger climate measures than those where car jobs are less important, according to an analysis of voting patterns.


Parenting in Europe: who’s staying at home with the kids?

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Laura Filios
| OBC Transeuropa

Too many fathers delegating childcare to their partner; mothers staying too long outside the workforce; an uneven range of rights and guarantees: how and why parental leave is changing in Europe.


Asylum seekers appealing returns must get own travel documents

Wednesday 07 November 2018 | Nikolaj Nielsen
| EUobserver

People refused asylum in Europe may be asked to get their own travel documents at embassies even during appeal, posing risks to themselves and their families.


EU sets new – though insufficient – limits for cars’ greenhouse gas emissions

Tuesday 16 October 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| Voxeurop
EUobserver

The new caps for CO2 emissions approved by the member states are ambitious, though not enough to counter the current trend in global warming.


The end of the Swiss tax haven?

Tuesday 02 October 2018 | Antoine Vergely
| Voxeurop

European banking activity is stalling in Switzerland, such that the country appears to be a less and less profitable financial centre.


Without EU quotas, sugar sector struggles with low prices

Saturday 29 September 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
Voxeurop

The outlook for the European sugar sector is not good at the moment, according to the director-general of the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS).


The numbers behind Juncker’s words

Wednesday 12 September 2018 | Giorgio Comai
Eric Maurice
| OBC Transeuropa
EUobserver

What do the most recurrent terms in the EU Commission president's annual speech at the European Parliament say about the present and future of the Union?


What brings Romanians to the streets

Monday 10 September 2018 | Paula Baciu
| Voxeurop

On 10 August, more than 100,000 citizens rallied in Bucharest to protest against the rampant corruption that cripples the Social-Democrats-led government and makes thousands of educated young people flee the country in search for better opportunities.


When Europeans seek asylum

Wednesday 22 August 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Every year, almost 100,000 Europeans seek asylum in EU countries, and the number of applications continues to grow. Yet this is a phenomenon which remains at the margins of the debate on asylum – and that on EU enlargement.