Economy

EU commits itself to 37.5 percent cut in car emissions by 2030 

Tuesday 08 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

EU member states and the European Parliament have agreed to a 37.5 percent reduction in CO2 output for new cars by 2030. A 31 percent cut for utility vehicles is also planned.


Will MEPs vote to ensure the Mediterranean sustainable natural resources? 

Wednesday 09 January 2019 | Lasse Gustavsson
| VoxEurop

On 10 January, the European Parliament should vote on the first multiannual plan for the Western Mediterranean Sea. The head of the NGO Oceana in Europe explains why MEPs should take action to save the “Mare Nostrum” from overfishing.


Precarious employment on the rise in Europe  in depth

Monday 17 December 2018 | Laurent Jeanneau
| Alternatives Economiques

Over the past few years, the popularity of precarious employment in Europe has been growing, including everything from temporary jobs, to atypical jobs, to independent jobs, and even “on call” work.


Russia and China find EU inroad via Cyprus  

Tuesday 30 October 2018 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

As talks for the reunification of Cyprus look to get back underway following last year’s failed UN-led negotiations, there may be more at the negotiating table than some had bargained for this time around.


French nuclear power: a European problem 

Thursday 22 November 2018 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

To decommission or not to decommission? In the next few days, the French government will announce if it will permanently decommission nuclear reactors as part of its “multi-annual energy plan” (PPE) for the years 2019-20281. This key guidance document, expected more than four months ago, will outline the trajectory of the country’s energy production and consumption within the context of its contribution to European climate efforts 2.


Europe: the winners and losers in the fight against tax evasion 

Thursday 29 November 2018 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

How can the dubious tax practices of GAFA and European businesses be challenged? One of the responses proposed by the European Union involves a project called CCCTB. 


Public debt: Europe is not that scary 

Saturday 24 November 2018 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

After the subprime crisis, Europe experienced major disturbances due to international investors not believing that some Eurozone countries could pay off their public debt. So, what is state of affairs today?


Europe: 14 banks at risk 

Friday 23 November 2018 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

The current capital levels of 12 eurozone institutions, plus two British, appear to be insufficient.


Electric fishing puts to the test a democratic and Green Europe 

Monday 26 November 2018 | Zoé Durand
| VoxEurop

French NGO Bloom has just revealed that the European Commission has allocated at least 21.5 million euro in subsidies to Dutch trawlers. The revelations throw a spotlight on what is at stake, both democratically and ecologically, for Europe.


Why France is burning up on fuel price  

Friday 16 November 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

A number of French consumer organisations have organised demonstrations for November 17, to protest the recent increase in petrol pump prices. But the French are far from paying the highest prices for fuel in Europe.