Life in Europe

United Kingdom: foreign workers flee the country in large numbers 

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | Lou-Eve Popper
| Alternatives Economiques

Due to Brexit and multiple lockdowns, hundreds of thousands of expats have left Britain in 2020.


Gender gap in politics: a multi-speed Europe 

Monday 08 March 2021 | Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

Women are progressively more represented in parliaments across Europe. But, while some countries boast very diverse parliaments, others are still dominated by men.


A Grand Tour of global warming in south-east Europe 

Wednesday 03 March 2021 | Antoine Laurent
| OBC Transeuropa

Drawing inspiration from the long voyages taken by well-off European youths in centuries past, OBC Transeuropa takes us on a tour of global warming hotspots in south-east Europe.


Women more likely than men to live below the poverty line and experience social exclusion 

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

A report by the European Commission and data provided by Eurostat, reveal how there are more women with an income below the 60% median income, leading to a gender gap in poverty and social exclusion, both when in working and old age.


Four ways of looking at European cross-border rail links 

Monday 12 April 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

According to absolute numbers, Central Europe can count on the most cross-border train connections on the continent. What happens, however, if we take into account the length of each country’s borders and their population sizes?


train board game

More and more trains crossing European borders 

Monday 29 March 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

A dense network of cross-border rail connections cuts through the continent, and it’s set to expand even further in the coming years thanks to new infrastructure and the birth of the European single rail market. However, there are still profound differences between the central and peripheral regions of Europe.


Covid-19 puts younger generations’ job security and mental wellbeing more at risk 

Tuesday 06 April 2021 | Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

When it comes to job status and mental wellbeing, the young are the most affected by the pandemic among Europeans, reveals a recent report by Eurofound.


trade union demonstration in Brussels

The number of workers at risk of in-work poverty increases by 12% in the European Union 

Tuesday 23 March 2021 | Naïri Nahapétian
| Alternatives Economiques

The number of workers at risk of in-work poverty has increased in 16 countries in the European Union. In response to this, the European Trade Union Confederation is calling for the European Commission’s Minimum Wage directive to prohibit the setting of such wages below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.


Where do we stand on the road to a European Gigabit Society? 

Thursday 25 March 2021 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

The road towards universally accessible ultra-fast connectivity in Europe still seems long and bumpy.


The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal

Wednesday 17 March 2021 | OBC Transeuropa

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) has been put in place by the European Commission to provide food and feed control authorities with an effective tool to exchange information about measures taken responding to serious risks detected in relation to food or feed.