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Most European bathing waters meet the highest standards but are still in danger 

Monday 12 August 2019 | Emanuela Babiroglio
| VoxEurop

The latest European Environment Agency report confirms that bathing waters in Europe are of high quality, although pollution and climate change are threatening the results obtained over 50 years.


Love it or hate it. Parties with a clear stance on the EU gain ground in polls across Europe 

Tuesday 06 August 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

European integration is becoming more and more a key issue in determining voters’ preferences. Parties affiliated with Renew Europe or Identity and Democracy are benefiting the most from this trend. 


Vox makes Madrid an exception to the European rule 

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | Javier Bocanegra
Cristina Suárez
| El Confidencial

As opposed to their far-right European counterparts, who have grown in villages and small towns, Vox has gained their biggest vote percentage in Madrid and the big cities.


How much travel freedom do EU passports provide?  

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

Henley & Partners’ Passport Index is one of the most widely used measures for evaluating the strength of a nation’s passport and – consequently – of citizens’ freedom of movement. Recent data highlights a fall for the UK after Brexit.


What do workers want? 

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

How do people in the job market evaluate professional opportunities? The latest Randstad Employer Brand Research survey highlights key trends and behaviours at the global level. We took a look at the data as it relates to EU member states.


Legislative crisis in Spain: seventy EU directives have not been enshrined yet 

Friday 26 July 2019 | Rafael Méndez
Jesús Escudero
| El Confidencial

Spain is entering its fourth year with limited legislative activity due to political instability. The pending directives from Brussels are growing and businesses fear another lost year.


Younger generations’ well-being at a glance 

Tuesday 23 July 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

A new report published by Eurofound casts light on the issue of depression among young people in Europe. 


With Interrail the art of travel is slowly finding its place in Europe 

Tuesday 23 July 2019 | Jacopo Ottaviani
| Internazionale

It was 1972 when the first 87 thousand Interrail tickets were issued by rail companies in various European countries. Today, forty-seven years after its foundation, more than ten million people have chosen Interrail.


Crisis in the tourist sector in Spain: the number of German visitors falls 

Monday 22 July 2019 | Marina Valero
Jesús Escudero
| El Confidencial

The number of package holidays in Spain are dropping at 4% a year, with double digit figures in the Balearic and Canary islands. Hoteliers are feeling the squeeze.


Half of the European countries levy the same VAT on sanitary towels and tampons as on tobacco, beer and wine 

Wednesday 17 July 2019 | María Álvarez Del Vayo
Eva Belmonte
| Civio

The Spanish government has announced its intention to reduce VAT on sanitary towels and tampons in the 2019 budget. Since 2007, European law allows a reduction to the so-called Tampon Tax, although countries such as Hungary, Switzerland and Denmark continue to apply a general rate on such products.