Economy

How China Is Buying Its Way Into Europe

Monday 23 April 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

Based on data for mergers and acquisitions, investment and joint-venture deals, Bloomberg looks at China’s diffuse but expanding footprint in Europe in the last ten years.


Why Italy is fed up with Europe 

Monday 11 June 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

The rise to government of Eurosceptic parties is the consequence of austerity policies made in the name of cleaner public finances and of the euro convergence criteria.


Ireland and Switzerland, the European “globalisation champions” 

Friday 08 June 2018 | VoxEurop

Ireland is the most globalised European country and Switzerland is the one that gained the most from the economy’s globalisation since 1990.


One in four Spaniards and Poles has a temporary job 

Thursday 07 June 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

Spain and Poland are leaders in temporary employment in the EU, while the Baltic states and Romania lead on permanent jobs.


Are European data watchdogs prepared for GDPR? 

Wednesday 23 May 2018 | Nikolaj Nielsen
Peter Teffer
Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

European data protection authorities are conducting profoundly different recruitment policies to enforce the EU's upcoming new privacy rules.


EU budget: Where are the biggest cuts and increases? 

Tuesday 29 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
Eszter Zalan
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

After weeks of opacity, the European Parliament has released figures which show the differences between the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027 and the previous one for the 2014-2020 period.


The ICT sector is booming. But are women missing out?  in depth

Thursday 19 April 2018 | Catherine André
Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa
VoxEurop

Job creation in the ICT sector could help address the gender divide in Europe's labour market - but current trends suggest more work needs to be done.


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.


Non-employment: an additional indicator for the labour market  in depth

Tuesday 20 March 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

The unemployment rate as it is usually calculated provides an incomplete picture of the labour market situation and makes comparison between individual countries difficult. For a more accurate picture, the non-employment rate needs to be taken into account.


Next EU budget favors security and research over agriculture 

Monday 07 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

The new EU budget grants less money to agriculture and more to migration, security, and research