Economy

Online ads know you well 

Wednesday 25 November 2020 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

The online advertising system is based on the collection and sharing of user data, in an opaquely competitive market which rests mostly in a few powerful hands, including Google. Privacy and data protection are at issue, and Europe is debating what action should be taken.


Another 83 years to close the gender pay gap 

Tuesday 16 February 2021 | Naïri Nahapétian
| Alternatives Economiques

Using data from Eurostat, the European Trade Union Confederation has analysed the slow progress of EU countries in reducing the gender pay gap.


buildings in Malmö

Climate renovation of buildings: lessons from around Europe 

Tuesday 26 January 2021 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

To meet its climate targets, the EU must double the speed it is renovating its residential and office buildings. Sweden has already almost completely decarbonised its sector. But it is on its own.


Foto da un drone di un'area fortemente inquinata da residui di lavorazione minerari a Rosia Montana, Romania

Mine tailing dams: the giants we ignore at our peril 

Monday 08 February 2021 | Marco Ranocchiari
| OBC Transeuropa

Tailing ponds are among the largest and most dangerous structures engineered by humanity, but their operation is virtually unknown to those who don’t live in their vicinity. Europe is no less at risk from incidents than the rest of the world. 


Migrants amidst COVID-19: heroes, just for one day 

Tuesday 12 January 2021 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

Fresh data released by the Migration Data Portal highlight the positive role migrant workers have played during COVID-19 crisis in Western societies, as well as their exposure to the pandemic.


Brexit: Can supply disruptions be avoided? 

Wednesday 23 December 2020 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

Who exports and who imports? A German economics think tank, the Ifo institute, has looked at the interdependencies between the European Union and the United Kingdom.


The foreign companies awarded contracts for the Covid-19 response in Italy 

Monday 21 December 2020 | Openpolis

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Italian authorities have allocated almost five billion euro for the supply of materials necessary for containing the spread of the virus. 1.7 billion went to foreign companies. An analysis of the public contracts awarded in response to Covid-19 in Italy.


UK’s north-south divide will worsen outside the EU 

Friday 11 December 2020 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The most recent research suggests that Brexit will further deepen Britain’s already yawning regional inequalities, especially between London and the North of England.


Brexit: The dream of British Conservatives is in trouble 

Friday 27 November 2020 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The handful of trade deals that the British government has so far concluded with non-EU countries will not fully compensate for the loss of the European market.


What will the Euro effect be in Croatia? 

Tuesday 06 October 2020 | Toni Gabrić
| H-Alter

Within the next two or three years, Croatia will enter the Eurozone, with the euro becoming the country’s official currency. Entry is expected to have an impact on both foreign trade and society at large, coming with increasing constraints and opportunities.