Economy

OECD and FAO Agricultural Outlook

Monday 16 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Ten years after the soaring food prices of 2007, what is the state of world agricultural markets? 


World Economic Outlook Database (IMF)

Thursday 12 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The International Monetary Fund regularly updates its World Economic Outlook Database, an essential tool providing an accurate vision of the situation of the global economy.


Socio-economic consequences of climate change (World Bank)

Wednesday 11 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The World Bank focuses on the social and economic consequences of climate change: poverty, climate migrants, and premature deaths can be expected to increase.


The EU carbon market, serving its purpose at last? 

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Without a high enough carbon price, surplus emissions permits will remain high and the European carbon market will remain broken.


Eastern Europe is fast filling huge gap in minimum wages  in depth

Tuesday 06 March 2018 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

The debate on the need to establish a minimum salary at an EU level is facing up to the differences member states have on the issue


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.