In depth

Europeans retire before the legal age

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Orlane Jézéquélou
| Alternatives Economiques

After they retire, European seniors are not drawing their pensions straight away. They are even leaving employment before the legal retirement age.

In parliaments across Europe women face alarming levels of sexism, harassment and violence

Wednesday 22 May 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

Even a century after women started to become eligible to vote and stand for election in European countries, only 36.4 percent of MEPs in the outgoing legislature (2014-19) were women. Meanwhile, gender-based violence and harassment against women in European parliaments is rampant. What can be done to change this situation in the new assembly?

How much will Arctic meltdown cost us? The answer is up in space

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop

Data collected by European Space Agency satellites is used not only to study the impact of global warming on polar regions, but also to predict the consequences that melting ice and rising sea levels will have on our economies over the next hundred years.

Well d(r)one Europe: The hidden path leading to the European Defence Fund

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The EU’s reliance on the private industry to steer technological developments in the field of defence are rooted in almost 15 years of drone research conducted under its leading R&D programmes.

The European parliament’s travelling circus

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Symbolism matters in politics and there is perhaps no greater negative image shaping perceptions of the European Union than what has been dubbed the 'travelling circus': twelve times a year members of the European Parliament relocate from Brussels to Strasbourg for a plenary session.

Europe and the anti-establishment parties

Friday 26 April 2019 | Marcel Pauly
| Spiegel Online

In the run-up to the European elections, populists are gaining ground in many countries. But their slogans are not winning through everywhere. Where are they successful, and what makes them dangerous?

UK and Germany lead EU’s think tank ranking

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to the latest Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, the United Kingdom is the country with the most influential think tanks, followed by Germany, France and Italy.

Europe begins screening foreign direct investments

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Union has just established a screening framework for foreign investments, primarily in response to the Chinese investment offensive.

The EU’s risky move on (un)sustainable fisheries

Friday 12 April 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop

Pressures on the EU from industrial fishery lobbies to maintain business as usual in the Western Mediterranean may put both fish stocks and small fishermen’s livelihoods at risk, while also undermining the economic sustainability of the industry itself, as we reveal in a three-part investigation.

Europe needs a bigger, more inclusive Erasmus programme

Friday 05 April 2019 | Jacopo Ottaviani
| Internazionale

Every year, tens of thousands of European citizens decide to avail of the Erasmus programme: students, lecturers, researchers, artists, athletes, volunteers and other citizens book their flights, pack their bags and leave for other countries, with grants supporting European mobility.