Economy

EU falling short of reaching its research & development target 

Monday 11 March 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union spent 2.04 percent of its GDP on Research and Development (R&D) in the year 2016, 0.96 percentage points short of its Europe 2020 target.


Is Chinese A.I. Bluffing its Way into Europe?   in depth

Thursday 03 October 2019 | Vincent Lorin
| VoxEurop

Locked for years in digital alienation, the EU has set a new standard on data protection and privacy, wrestling back some control from Silicon Valley. But with the coming of age of AI-based applications, Chinese firms strive in turn for a piece of the colony. 


Public enterprises will have to open up their data

Friday 01 February 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

New European legislation will significantly increase the accessibility of data produced with public finances: therefore, data produced by public enterprises, i.e. companies which provide essential services such as public transport to many cities.


Are European data watchdogs prepared for GDPR?  in depth

Wednesday 23 May 2018 | Nikolaj Nielsen
Peter Teffer
Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

European data protection authorities are conducting profoundly different recruitment policies to enforce the EU's upcoming new privacy rules.


Europe still digitally divided 

Friday 29 September 2017 | VoxEurop

Europeans are more and more connected to internet, but there still are huge gaps between regions and countries


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