Culture and leisure

R&D: Europe’s knowledge economy in trouble 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

In March 2000, at a summit meeting in Lisbon, European Union countries agreed on an ambitious objective: to make the EU, by 2010, “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion”.


If not Oxford, then what? How much it costs to study abroad (and what will happen after Brexit)  in depth

Wednesday 26 June 2019 | BiQdata

Final exams are almost done. If you’re thinking about studying abroad, see where in Europe universities are free and what types of scholarships are available to students.


Why France or Denmark will win the World Cup 

Thursday 14 June 2018 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

The statistics speak for themselves: countries with higher taxation levels have a greater chance of winning in international football tournaments.


European football: ever richer…and more unequal  in depth

Wednesday 04 October 2017 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

An increasingly large ball that ends up more and more often in the same goal. That’s the new face of European football


Europeans at the cinema, from East to West  in depth

Wednesday 14 February 2018 | Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

European cinema-going habits vary significantly: a look at the current divide between Western and Eastern Europe.


European cinema regains ground  in depth

Thursday 05 July 2018 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

Against the total domination of Hollywood films, one in three films seen in Europe is a European production. 


World cup: Nearly one-third of players in European teams are of migrant descent

Friday 29 June 2018 | VoxEurop

Facing rising hostility in Western Europe, migrants are massively overrepresented in the region's World Cup's teams, compared with the overall population.


Here are the most successful films in Germany 

Thursday 02 August 2018 | Giorgio Comai
Louise Sprengelmeyer
| Der Spiegel

With smaller audiences and blockbuster successes a thing of the past, it feels as if Germany has fallen out of love with cinema. But is that really true? Which is the most film-loving region? And which films are the biggest hits? An overview


More vacant jobs in arts, entertainment and other services in Portugal

Friday 29 June 2018 | Newsworthy

New data from Eurostat shows an increase in the number of vacant jobs in arts, entertainment, recreation and other services in Portugal. In the first quarter of 2018 the country reported a seasonally adjusted job vacancy rate of 1.1 percent, corresponding to 957 vacant jobs.


Televisions and VOD

Tuesday 26 June 2018 | Alternatives Economiques

A database provides data on all television channels and on-demand audiovisual services in Europe.