Economy

Europe is being paved over 

Wednesday 20 November 2019 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

A large garden, a new road bypass, a carpark built next to the new metro station – our modern lifestyles take up a lot of space. 4.2% of Europe is now artificialized by man. In theory, this leaves 95.8% of nature at peace. But it is more complicated than that.


The Irish Sea, a new frontier  in depth

Friday 15 November 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The introduction of customs and regulatory controls in the Irish Sea, provided for in the latest UK withdrawal agreement, would make Northern Ireland a very special economic area.


Beware the no-deal!  in depth

Monday 07 October 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The undoing of decades of UK-EU integration will mean huge economic disruption on both sides. The exit from the single market could mean a rise in tariffs of 4 to 5 per cent for the goods sold in Britain, and a drop of 7 per cent of British exports.


Public investment dries up in Portugal 

Wednesday 23 October 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

The budgetary discipline which paid for social spending in Antonio Costa’s first term is now hurting Portugal’s growth.


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Thousands of deaths due to diesel cars  in depth

Monday 18 September 2017 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
VoxEurop

Every year, about 10,000 people across Europe die prematurely because of diesel car emissions exceeding limits


Diesel cars in the doghouse  in depth

Wednesday 17 January 2018 | Artur Włodarski
| BiQdata

Despite the Dieselgate scandal, diesel-fueled cars are still the most popular in Europe. A trend that is slowly changing, as governments and the public opinion are starting to grasp with their impact on public health.


European electric cars pick up speed 

Tuesday 27 August 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

A report by the NGO Transport and Environment promises a six-fold increase in Europe’s electric-car production by 2025. But Chinese producers continue to dominate the sector.


A Europe of economic regions

Friday 19 April 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

An article by Maarten Lambrechts analyses the distribution of cohesion funds that the European Union allocates according to the degree of local development. The resulting appearance of Europe is very different from the political map.


Four years of token sales around the world in one graph

Monday 15 January 2018 | VoxEurop

Elementus listed the token sales (Initial Coin Offers, ICO) that successfully raised at least $100k (€85k) from the beginning of 2014 through the end of November 2017.


Inequality according to Thomas Piketty, in 10 graphs 

Wednesday 18 September 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital and Ideology, contains more than 160 graphs and about 10 tables which together tell a new story about inequality over the last two and a half centuries. We have selected some of the most interesting data.