Economy

The Merkelisation of Europe  in depth

Friday 22 September 2017 | Markus Becker
Caroline Wiemann
| Spiegel Online

Angela Merkel is the most powerful head of government in the EU. How has Europe changed during her chancellorship?


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.


European football: ever richer…and more unequal  in depth

Wednesday 04 October 2017 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

An increasingly large ball that ends up more and more often in the same goal. That’s the new face of European football


How the richest clubs are privatising football 

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

A big team losing a football match would not necessarily cause much of a fuss. However, the defeat of Real Madrid at the hands of Ajax in the knockout phase of the Champions League (Europe’s major tournament for top-division clubs) marks the beginning of a new era in the business of football.


Europe begins screening foreign direct investments  in depth

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Union has just established a screening framework for foreign investments, primarily in response to the Chinese investment offensive.


Women on the boards of directors (Eige)

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The European Institute for Gender Equality (Eige) collects and harmonises data on managers and board members at the European level.


Employment by sex and age (Eurostat)

Sunday 12 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Since 1992, Eurostat has been focusing annually on employment rates in Europe by age and gender.


Crisis in the tourist sector in Spain: the number of German visitors falls 

Monday 22 July 2019 | Marina Valero
Jesús Escudero
| El Confidencial

The number of package holidays in Spain are dropping at 4% a year, with double digit figures in the Balearic and Canary islands. Hoteliers are feeling the squeeze.


Companies and human rights promotion (Vigeo Eiris)

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

"The rating reveals significant disparities between the subjects, principles and objectives on which companies choose to engage".


Asset owners and global warming (AODP)

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

"60 percent of pension funds publish little or no information on their response to global warming".