Economy

Public enterprises will have to open up their data

Friday 01 February 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

New European legislation will significantly increase the accessibility of data produced with public finances: therefore, data produced by public enterprises, i.e. companies which provide essential services such as public transport to many cities.


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Juncker Plan: the state of the art  in depth

Wednesday 23 January 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The European Commission released the latest update concerning the results achieved by the Investment Plan for Europe. We analysed the data to give a more qualitative overview of how resources were allocated and how many SMEs benefitted from the plan in each EU country.


Is Barcelona drowning under a tourism flood? 

Wednesday 16 January 2019 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

Arriving in millions, foreign visitors contributed to the Catalan capital’s economic boom. But the downside to mass tourism, fuelled by cheap flights and low-cost accommodation sites, has led to growing disgruntlement from locals.


Economic and social convergence within the EU (Eurofound)

Saturday 26 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

In order to shed light on the issue of convergence within European countries, Eurofund published two reports in December 2018.


Green finance (IDFC)

Sunday 27 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The annual "Green Finance Mapping" report examines the financing granted by every large development bank in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or to adapt to climate change.


Platform workers (European Commission)

Monday 28 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

How many are there? Who are they? What kind of work do they do? These are all questions that the report seeks to answer, with figures to support them.


Progress in European integration (OFCE)

Monday 28 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The French Economic Observatory (OFCE) devoted a journal issue to improvements in European integration.


There’s an urgent need for foreign labour in Croatia 

Friday 18 January 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
| OBC Transeuropa

Fewer births, greater life expectancy, emigration. These are some of the ingredients adding up to local labour shortages - now a major problem in many Eastern European countries.


Thumbs down for Italy’s budget. What’s the situation like in other parts of Europe?  

Wednesday 31 October 2018 | Zoé Durand
| VoxEurop

It’s back to the drawing board for Italy and its draft budget. And according to Rome, this is not even the most serious case in the EU. So, what is the state of affairs in other countries?


EU smart cities join the data boom 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
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Many European cities did not wait for central governments’ green light to take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and big data to improve governance and their citizens’ lives. A closer look at Utrecht and Santander shows how smart cities can play a role model.