Data news


Inequality according to Thomas Piketty, in 10 graphs 

Wednesday 18 September 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital and Ideology, contains more than 160 graphs and about 10 tables which together tell a new story about inequality over the last two and a half centuries. We have selected some of the most interesting data.


Is the EU failing Tunisia?  in depth

Friday 13 September 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

On September 15, Tunisia will held the second presidential election of its democratic history. What has the EU done to sustain the democratic transition? In the face of political commitments and economic resources flowing from Brussels to Tunis, progress is wanting.


The Von der Leyen cabinet in figures 

Wednesday 11 September 2019 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

EU Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her 26-strong team on 10 September. Here's an overview of its composition.


How many Bulgarians live in Europe? And what are the trends in their mobility?  in depth

Tuesday 10 September 2019 | Yoanna Ivanova
Zornitsa Stoilova
Anina Santova
| Capital

Bulgaria is experiencing massive flows of emigration. Yet, not everyone goes away for the same reason, or moves to another EU country with the same life plans. The phenomenon is much more complicated.


Mediterranean refugees: death risk rising, asylum prospects sinking  in depth

Saturday 07 September 2019 | Ralph Janik
| Addendum

In 2016 3230 people lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Since then the number of deaths has dropped – but the crossing is becoming ever more dangerous.


Europe is not doing enough to fight global deforestation 

Wednesday 04 September 2019 | Svetlana Mitrova
| Capital

Companies that use commodities such as timber, palm oil and soybeans should shift to sustainable production, as the world's forest capacity declines, a report by IDH argues.


Bulgaria and its EU neighbours do not cope well with the repercussions of the Dieselgate 

Tuesday 03 September 2019 | Mila Cherneva
| Capital

Only half of Volkswagen Group's problematic cars in Bulgaria have received a software update, and now the country risks being flooded with low-quality polluting vehicles from Western Europe.


What drives innovation across Europe? 

Tuesday 03 September 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The Global Innovation Index by WIPO is the most comprehensive benchmark concerning innovation policies. Data relative to Europe highlight stark differences in the performance of states both across and within geographical areas. 


Ending overfishing in northern Europe: a fishy game  in depth

Monday 02 September 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

The North Sea is no exception to the overfishing spree across Europe. As discussions are ongoing between Norway and the EU, scientists issue their latest warning on collapsing cod stocks.


Organic farming is on the march in Europe 

Wednesday 28 August 2019 | Céline Mouzon
| Alternatives Economiques

Rising demand, falling meat consumption: organic food is on a roll, and for good reason. An overview on production, distribution and consumption of organic goods in Europe, and on their environmental impact.