Big Tobacco lobbies battle for smoke-free products taxation 

Friday 30 April 2021 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop

As the EU sets its sights on harmonising taxation of the rising e-cigarette and heated tobacco products market, lobbyists fight to keep prices down and smokers hooked. The forthcoming negotiations are intertwined with the bitter competition between the two industry giants.

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.

Production and use of plastic (PlasticsEurope)

Thursday 05 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The use of plastic has been increasingly questioned because of environmental concerns, but hundreds of million tonnes of plastic continue to be produced every year.

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.

Broadband services in Europe

Friday 25 October 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The project “Mapping of Fixed and Mobile Broadband Services in Europe” was initiated in January 2016 with the objective to develop the first European-wide integrated monitoring platform on internet connectivity.

Crowdsourcing on food products

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Open Food Facts is a collaborative project that lists food products from around the world.

Organic farming is on the march in Europe 

Wednesday 28 August 2019 | Céline Mouzon
| Alternatives Economiques

Rising demand, falling meat consumption: organic food is on a roll, and for good reason. An overview on production, distribution and consumption of organic goods in Europe, and on their environmental impact.

The confidence of consumers is decreasing in the EU – while stable in Germany

Friday 30 November 2018 | Newsworthy

In November the confidence of consumers in Germany remains on more or less the same level as a year ago. In the same time, EU countries' consumers confidence have decreased somewhat, down from -0.7 to -3.7 on average. This is the lowest recorded level since March 2017.

Why France is burning up on fuel price  

Friday 16 November 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

A number of French consumer organisations have organised demonstrations for November 17, to protest the recent increase in petrol pump prices. But the French are far from paying the highest prices for fuel in Europe.  

Confidence is back up to pre-crisis levels

Thursday 18 January 2018 | VoxEurop

Indicators of confidence become positive after years of pessimism.