Economy

Fewer living at risk of poverty in Europe 

Wednesday 20 May 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

The proportion of people living at risk of poverty has dropped in most European countries over the last five years. But a few countries counters this trend, and large gaps remain within nations. In this report we look closer at the risk of poverty across Europe.


The economics of the coronavirus pandemic in Croatia 

Tuesday 05 May 2020 | Toni Gabrić
| H-Alter

According to researchers from the Croatian Institute of Public Finance, even if the health crisis improves very quickly, a difficult year lies ahead for the country.


Beyond COVID-19, a permanent state of crisis? 

Tuesday 19 May 2020 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

How did COVID-19 lockdown impacted all four main economic confidence indicators? Our Stats Monitor makes it possible to monitor the evolution of industrial, consumer, construction and retail confidence over time.


Eurobonds can wait, for the time being  in depth

Monday 06 April 2020 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

EU heads of state and government failed to agree on a united response to the economic crisis triggered by COVID-19. Yet after the measures taken by the European Central Bank, there is no longer urgency to enact a measure like eurobonds.


The “irresponsible” reliance of European Big pharma on China 

Wednesday 11 March 2020 | Vincent Lorin
| VoxEurop

The COVID-19 outbreak has revived fears over acute drug shortages in Europe, sparking calls to repatriate the production of pharmaceutical ingredients from China. But rebuilding capacity would take years, if it were even possible.


Coronavirus: 5 decisions the EU should make right now 

Thursday 19 March 2020 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

Calls have been coming from all sides for the EU to intervene in the COVID-19 crisis in the name of European solidarity. Although the Union has little room for manoeuvre in the public-health sphere, it can use the powerful lever of economic and monetary policy to counter the coming economic downturn.


Is there a glut of credit in Europe?

Monday 30 December 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Central Bank is flooding the continent with liquidity. Will this lead to a future financial crisis?


Public employees: comparisons between European countries are deceptive 

Tuesday 27 March 2018 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

“Hypertrophic”, “poorly run”, “bloated”, “too costly”... in all countries, cliches concerning the public service are legion. New indicators allow us to see how the reality is more nuanced.


Railways in Greece: poor service, no competition 

Friday 27 December 2019 | Eleni Stamatoukou
| OBC Transeuropa

Passenger train services are heavily subsidised in Greece, taking advantage of loopholes and delays allowed by EU law. A new memorandum signed by the government keeps state aid and TrainOSE’s monopoly in place, despite the fact that many routes are not operated and citizens are not happy with the service they receive. 


Things are moving along steadily, except for Denmark

Friday 02 February 2018 | VoxEurop

According to the latest data provided by Eurostat, Europe has been experiencing a period of stability and relative economic growth since the end of 2016: +0.7% in the second and third quarters of 2017 for eurozone and EU countries.