Life in Europe

In Europe, speaking more than one language is still a privilege 

Monday 30 December 2019 | Jacopo Ottaviani
| Internazionale

Multilingualism is one of the founding principles of the European Union, but only one in five Europeans can speak two languages other than their own – even though the picture is improving. What really makes the difference is the effectiveness of language teaching and exposure to foreign languages.


Some Europeans don't eat enough fruit and vegetables 

Monday 14 October 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Up to 30 percent of certain types of cancer could be prevented by eating proper amount of vegetables and fruits, according to scientific studies. However, Hungary has a poor record in both areas, especially in terms of vegetable consumption, in which it lags behind the entire European Union.


The EU countries where you’re more likely to die a violent death 

Tuesday 07 May 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

In which EU countries are people more likely to die by their own hands or those of another? Analysing both homicide and suicide rates, it turns out that Lithuania and Latvia are Europe’s most dangerous countries.


Are speed cameras saving lives, and are old cars dangerous?  

Wednesday 10 April 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

The number of fatal accidents in the European Union is steadily decreasing, with the exception of Malta. However, the data shows a high degree of variation: while in Romania, 98 victims die on roads for every million inhabitants, in Sweden, that rate is only 25.


Visegrad 4 and the rule of law: Why always me?  in depth

Tuesday 05 November 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The World Bank’s worldwide governance indicators provide useful data about the evolution of the perceptions within EU countries as to how much agents abide by the rule of law. Based on this data source, Southern European countries appear more problematic than Visegrad ones.


The risks posed by 5-G driven smart cities   in depth

Sunday 13 October 2019 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

The 5G networks that are being deployed all around Europe can provide inhabitants of cities with sustainable living, reduced traffic and stringent security, but the technology can also determine a slippery slope towards mass surveillance.


Cancer remains a burden on EU societies 

Monday 03 February 2020 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Data shows awareness is key on World Cancer Day, the global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). 


Migrating to reproduce  in depth

Wednesday 12 December 2018 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Each year thousands of Europeans go abroad to undergo fertility treatment. A two-month investigation analyses what is known and what remains to be discovered about this largely hidden phenomenon.


Europe, both populating and depopulating 

Saturday 25 May 2019 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

Since 2008 Europe has seen major demographic changes. In particular due to migration: internal as a result of the economic crisis, external linked to geopolitical instability in Europe’s neighborhood. 


2019: escape from the Balkans  in depth

Monday 25 November 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
Christian Elia
| OBC Transeuropa

A growing phenomenon with worrying implications: the flight of workers, skilled or otherwise, from former Yugoslavia. A look at the data and political responses.