Life in Europe

Air France’s promise to nix domestic flights: Not good enough for the environment 

Monday 20 July 2020 | Anne Damiani
| Euractiv

Air France’s pledge to end some of its domestic flights in return for billions of euros in government aid is a weak contribution to climate action, as weak railway infrastructure stands in the way of a plane-to-train shift.


Young men taking a selfie in swimwear

Undress or fail: Instagram's algorithm strong-arms users into showing skin  Large investigation

Wednesday 17 June 2020 | Nicolas Kayser-Bril
Judith Duportail
Kira Schacht
Édouard Richard
| Algorithm Watch

An exclusive investigation reveals that Instagram prioritizes photos of scantily-clad men and women, shaping the behavior of content creators and the worldview of 140 millions Europeans in what remains a blind spot of EU regulations.


Will football go bust?  in depth

Friday 24 April 2020 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

The interruption to football championships – local, national and European – caused by the coronavirus pandemic is plunging the sport into a crisis. For a sector with billions in annual turnover, tomorrow’s world is looking very different to yesterday’s.


Photo of the Copenhagen airport during the pandemic

EU air bridge: hundreds of dedicated flights brought European citizens back home 

Monday 01 June 2020 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

After the outbreak the coronavirus pandemic, the EU has funded the repatriation of tens of thousands of European citizens through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Yet not all EU governments decided to take advantage of this form of support from Brussels. 


An ever smaller, ever older population 

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Miriam Santoro
| OBC Transeuropa

A recently published study outlines the EU’s demographic future: in 2080, if current trends continue, the EU population will fall from the current 513 million people to 504 million, while flight from rural areas shows no sign of slowing. We take a look at south-eastern Europe, by way of the global context. 


Focus: How is the pandemic changing our daily habits? 

Monday 25 May 2020 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

As most European countries start to re-emerge from lockdown, it’s becoming clear that we aren’t getting “back to normal” anytime soon. So, how is COVID-19 changing our lives? How did our daily routine and consumption change during the lockdown, and what changes may stay with us for a long time?


The economics of the coronavirus pandemic in Croatia 

Tuesday 05 May 2020 | Toni Gabrić
| H-Alter

According to researchers from the Croatian Institute of Public Finance, even if the health crisis improves very quickly, a difficult year lies ahead for the country.


Fewer die from HIV across Europe, except for some regions 

Wednesday 13 May 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

HIV has decreased more than any other cause of death in Europe, with deaths dropping by nearly a third between 2011 and 2016. However, parts of eastern Europe are in the grip of a new epidemic. In this report we look closer at HIV-related deaths across Europe region by region.


European mobility in times of coronavirus  Large investigation

Thursday 23 April 2020 | Civio

You can explore the pedestrian occupation, road traffic and flights of European capitals in this data visualization, which shows the current percentage of occupation compared to the normal levels before the coronavirus lockdown. 


The coronavirus opens another gap in Europe  Large investigation

Thursday 23 April 2020 | Eva Belmonte
David Cabo
Carmen Torrecillas
Antonio Hernández
| Civio

The south slows down and the north carries on. On Friday, April 17, the number of people on the streets in Europe rose again to over 40% for the first time in the last month