Our pick


Our choice of data-driven coverage on European affairs, useful apps and online tools

The most innovative square kilometers in Europe

Thursday 22 August 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

A spatial analysis of where patents come from, which combines different datasets and sheds light on both hyper-local and continental phenomena, by Topi Tjukanov.


It takes some time to become a government

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | VoxEurop

As Pedro Sanchez failed in its second attempt to become Prime Minister of Spain, we take a look at an infographic which uncovers how long it takes, on average and across Europe, to form a government.


The French pesticides buyers club

Saturday 06 July 2019 | VoxEurop

Mediapart dug into newly released data from the French Agency for Biodiversity to understand where pesticides end up in France at a local level.


Macron’s rule comes without Parliamentary debates

Wednesday 19 June 2019 | VoxEurop

In the light of a historical comparison with previous governments, the current French executive comes second in the use of a legislative tool that limits Parliamentary prerogatives.


Flagging “unexpected economic growth” across Europe

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | VoxEurop

Researchers at Bruegel think tank provide a fine-tuned analysis of EU regions’ growth performance between 2003 and 2015.


The European elections seen by Twitter

Thursday 06 June 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

What have the candidates for the European Parliament published on Twitter, and how much have the citizens interacted with them? EuVisions analysed 2.3 million Tweets in six member states. 


Can a graph explain the downfall of the German SPD?

Wednesday 05 June 2019 | VoxEurop

Income-related data relative to the German population might explain the downfall of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) over the past 15 years.


Young people in Europe support more integration and political participation

Wednesday 08 May 2019 | VoxEurop

The TUI foundation, a German organisation supporting “Young Europe”-related projects, published the Young Europe 2019 study, highlighting the opinions of 16 to 26-year-old EU citizens on the integration process.


Socio-economic inequalities across Germany

Monday 06 May 2019 | VoxEurop

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung released a research outlining the state of inequalities in Germany. Der Spiegel draws on the data and creates multidimensional heatmaps.


Go Green or bust, EU voters say

Sunday 21 April 2019 | VoxEurop

A recent poll by IPSOS Mori shows that protecting the environment is a key concern for European citizens. Mainstream parties running for seats in the EP should mind.