Industry

The “irresponsible” reliance of European Big pharma on China 

Wednesday 11 March 2020 | Vincent Lorin
| VoxEurop

The COVID-19 outbreak has revived fears over acute drug shortages in Europe, sparking calls to repatriate the production of pharmaceutical ingredients from China. But rebuilding capacity would take years, if it were even possible.


Timber mafia and deforestation in Romania

Tuesday 18 February 2020 | Christoph Lehermayr
Sebastian Reinhart
Johannes Kaiser
| Addendum

Virgin forests in Central-Eastern Europe are the last remaining ones on the continent, yet they are being mercilessly torn down. Part of this multi-billion euro industry is a mafia-like system that stretches all the way from Romania to Ukraine. Austrian timber companies are right at the heart of it.


Production and use of plastic (PlasticsEurope)

Thursday 05 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The use of plastic has been increasingly questioned because of environmental concerns, but hundreds of million tonnes of plastic continue to be produced every year.


Robots will never completely replace people 

Wednesday 04 December 2019 | Barbara Erling
Katarzyna Korzeniowska
| BiQdata

By 2030, as many as 20 million manufacturing jobs will be lost to robots, according to a report published by Oxford Economics, a global forecasting company. Some people have already started to fight back – in the footsteps of the 19th-century Luddites – deliberately sabotaging the robots they work with on a daily basis. They are afraid that these robots will take over their jobs.


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.


Environmental impact of companies (Mana-Vox)

Saturday 26 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The Mana-Vox platform ranks companies according to their environmental impact (deforestation, threats to biodiversity, support for fossil fuels, etc.).


The confidence of consumers is increasing in Lithuania while decreasing in the EU

Friday 28 September 2018 | Newsworthy

In September the confidence of consumers in Lithuania increased considerably compared to the same month last year.


The confidence of construction businesses is decreasing in Malta while increasing in the EU

Saturday 29 September 2018 | Newsworthy

In September the confidence of construction businesses in Malta decreased significantly compared to the same month last year.


The confidence of retail businesses is decreasing in Cyprus while increasing in the EU

Saturday 29 September 2018 | Newsworthy

In September the confidence of retail businesses in Cyprus decreased considerably compared to the same month last year.