Life in Europe

Hungarians are more dissatisfied with their lives than EU citizens in general  in depth

Friday 13 December 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

An interesting survey result was published by the European Union: it gauged the life satisfaction of Europeans, and how this measures up with their overall happiness. The survey results show some improvement as they are better than last year’s. Yet Hungarians continue to lag behind, as we are shown to be far less happy than the average European.


Europe is going veg  in depth

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

If the EU is serious about the environment, it can no longer ignore the connection between animal farming and carbon emissions. No wonder a growing number of Europeans are turning vegetarians or even vegans.


Ten graphs to understand the Greek crisis 

Friday 24 August 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

On August 20th, Greece stepped out from under the supervision of the Troika. Its intervention will go down in history as a model of what not to do when you really want to help a nation recover.


Growing and slowing down: Central Eastern European economies and the EU funds 

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Since their accession to the European Union the Visegrad four and Baltic countries' economies have been growing significantly, mainly thanks to EU funds. But there are differences among the countries.


Political advertising on Facebook in South-East Europe 

Monday 17 June 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Data on political ads posted in the months leading up to the European elections highlights the differences between the political contexts in various member states. In Romania, it’s the national parties who spend the most, in Greece it’s individual candidates, and in Slovenia it’s the European Parliament.


Where does Europe stand on LGBTI rights? 

Saturday 15 June 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

Thirty-three countries out of 49 in Europe have not legalised same-sex marriage. Most Central and Eastern Europeans oppose same-sex marriage whereas most Western Europeans favour it.


Is your region a brain gainer or drainer?

Thursday 20 June 2019 | Newsworthy

The battle for talent within the European Union is a story about both brain drain and gain. We have analyzed the migration patterns across the continent to create hundreds of reports going down to the regional level, paying special attention to highly skilled workers.


Young people in Europe support more integration and political participation

Wednesday 08 May 2019 | VoxEurop

The TUI foundation, a German organisation supporting “Young Europe”-related projects, published the Young Europe 2019 study, highlighting the opinions of 16 to 26-year-old EU citizens on the integration process.


The risk of poverty in Romania and Bulgaria is falling 

Wednesday 28 February 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Over the last decade, Bulgaria and Romania are experiencing a very significant decrease in the risk of poverty and social exclusion. The situation is improving above all in provincial towns.


Child births: only 13 out of 328 regions in Europe above replacement level

Wednesday 11 December 2019 | Newsworthy

To keep a country’s population stable from one generation to the next, at least two children should be born per woman. But how many European regions pass that threshold? In this report we look closer at the fertility rates across Europe region by region.