Economy

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.


R&D: Europe’s knowledge economy in trouble 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Marc Chevallier
| Alternatives Economiques

In March 2000, at a summit meeting in Lisbon, European Union countries agreed on an ambitious objective: to make the EU, by 2010, “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion”.


Can Europe avoid the coming crisis? 

Monday 26 August 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

The international outlook for this autumn does not seem rosy. Will Europe be able to act in response to the warning signs? That will largely depend on the German government’s willingness to (finally) let go of the dogmas imposed on the eurozone for the last decade.


Too many young people are NEETs 

Friday 13 October 2017 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

They are neither working nor studying. Their population exploded with the crisis, especially in Southern Europe


What do workers want? 

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

How do people in the job market evaluate professional opportunities? The latest Randstad Employer Brand Research survey highlights key trends and behaviours at the global level. We took a look at the data as it relates to EU member states.


EU smart cities join the data boom 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

Many European cities did not wait for central governments’ green light to take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and big data to improve governance and their citizens’ lives. A closer look at Utrecht and Santander shows how smart cities can play a role model.