Economy

Are the rich getting richer in Europe?

Monday 02 December 2019 | Laurent Jeanneau
| Alternatives Economiques

An overview of the distribution of wealth in Europe. What has changed from the 1980s to today?


Robots will never completely replace people 

Wednesday 04 December 2019 | Barbara Erling
Katarzyna Korzeniowska
| BiQdata

By 2030, as many as 20 million manufacturing jobs will be lost to robots, according to a report published by Oxford Economics, a global forecasting company. Some people have already started to fight back – in the footsteps of the 19th-century Luddites – deliberately sabotaging the robots they work with on a daily basis. They are afraid that these robots will take over their jobs.


What about the security of security guards? 

Monday 16 December 2019 | Ana Kuzmanić
Ivana Perić
| H-Alter

Security guards in Croatia suffer from harsh working conditions: extremely long work shifts, poor equipment, minimum salary. They are overburned and cannot have a proper private life, but they have little alternatives. Yet security business is flourishing in Europe, and companies make millions of revenues.


What drives innovation across Europe? 

Tuesday 03 September 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The Global Innovation Index by WIPO is the most comprehensive benchmark concerning innovation policies. Data relative to Europe highlight stark differences in the performance of states both across and within geographical areas. 


Gas in Cyprus: blessing or curse? 

Monday 17 December 2018 | Chloé Emmanouilidis
| VoxEurop

Since some of the world’s largest gas reserves were discovered in Cyprus, the island has been coveted by fossil-fuel giants. The situation is burdening delicate negotiations on reunification.


Ten graphs to understand the Greek crisis 

Friday 24 August 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

On August 20th, Greece stepped out from under the supervision of the Troika. Its intervention will go down in history as a model of what not to do when you really want to help a nation recover.


Growing and slowing down: Central Eastern European economies and the EU funds 

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Since their accession to the European Union the Visegrad four and Baltic countries' economies have been growing significantly, mainly thanks to EU funds. But there are differences among the countries.


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 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.


From wealth to well-being: the SEDA 2019 report

Tuesday 29 October 2019 | VoxEurop

Every year the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) releases its Sustainable economic development assessment (SEDA) report. A coefficient points at which countries are able to transform economic wealth into well-being.