Internal market

Free trade as a scapesheep  in depth

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Valentina Vivona
| OBC Transeuropa

Romania has emerged as one of the targets of dairy farmers' protests in Sardinia. But the figures show that Romanian exports are not to blame for the sheep milk crisis.


How the European Rail Traffic Management System works (and why it's not working)  Large investigation

Monday 30 December 2019 | Nikos Morfonios
| MIIR

In order to increase security, capacity and competitiveness of European railways, the European Commission is encouraging the adoption of a common railway signage system throughout the entire EU, which is called ERTMS. Its implementation is much more expensive and slow than anticipated however.


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.


Why and how Bulgaria imports waste from other EU countries 

Monday 14 October 2019 | Nikolay Stoyanov
Velina Gospodinova
| Capital

Bulgarian companies import more and more garbage from abroad, but institutional weaknesses seem to offer some scope for circumventing the EU's strict environmental requirements. An investigation into this business.


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.


The Merkelisation of Europe  in depth

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

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