Culture and leisure

Suspicious sports results? Mafia might have fixed them 

Wednesday 18 November 2020 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Organised crime groups make an estimated €120 million of profit a year from betting-related match-fixing in sports events. Not only football matches are fixed, but tennis results are also manipulated more and more. And sports mafia are no longer only corrupting players, but clubs too. 


More and more school trips to the Balkans 

Tuesday 14 April 2020 | Marco Abram
| OBC Transeuropa

Are the histories of the former Yugoslavia and Albania finally entering Europe’s space of memory? A constantly increasing number of Italian school trips to the region gives us reason to hope so.


No parties, concerts or gatherings. We look at how the pandemic is affecting Spotify 

Wednesday 15 April 2020 | Katarzyna Korzeniowska
Stanisław Dudzik
| BiQdata

Not everyone is traveling to work these days, many are working from home. We have more time to watch things, to listen and read. Music services should be doing well out of this, but the data suggests just the opposite.      


The Balkans as a tourism destination 

Monday 28 August 2017 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

The substantial and steady growth of the Balkans as a destination for vacations and travel is one of the most significant trends in European tourism


Who else is watching Romanian films? 

Tuesday 17 April 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

Romanian New Wave keeps receiving international accolades at film festivals across Europe, yet it attracts relatively little public in its home country. A data-driven analysis


One in ten Europeans lives on tourism 

Tuesday 03 December 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Tourism is growing fast worldwide, and faster Europe. In 2018 the sector expanded by more than 6%, and now accounts for 10% of the EU's total GDP. People in the industry are working to make tourism smarter and to relieve well-known destinations where locals are fed up with visitors. We look at the last four years of tourism in numbers.


Who would win the Eurovision song contest if Google was to decide?

Saturday 05 May 2018 | VoxEurop

What countries would make the final and “who would cry victory” if Google searches reflect each country’s voting patterns were used to award points in the Eurovision Song Contest?


Free travel through Europe: the countries with the most young people competing for Interrail tickets 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Pia Seitler
Marcel Pauly
| Der Spiegel

An Interrail ticket makes it possible to cross the whole of Europe by train, visiting up to 30 countries and staying at each stop for as long as you like. This summer, around 14,500 young Europeans will have the opportunity to do just that – free of charge.


Cultural and creative cities (European Commission)

Sunday 10 December 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor presents a range of measures about the cultural life, openness and dynamism of 168 European cities


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.