Health

A fraction of European regions account for a majority of COVID-19 deaths 

Wednesday 24 June 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

We have gathered data on excess deaths from 500 European regions to better understand the spread of the virus. Some regions report up to three times as many deaths as usual since March, but a large part of Europe has been able to live through the first wave of the pandemic without any significant excess death.


How member states have supported their businesses during the pandemic 

Wednesday 29 July 2020 | Danuta Pawłowska
| BiQdata

The COVID-19 crisis will lead to a sharp contraction of GDP in all EU member states. From billions for airlines to several hundred euros for small businesses, governments have been supporting their economy in different ways. 


Nurse walking by a hospital building

COVID-19 pandemic exposes southern Europe’s nursing shortage  Large investigation

Tuesday 23 June 2020 | Ángela Bernardo
Carmen Torrecillas
María Álvarez Del Vayo
| Civio

For weeks, Spain and Italy were epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their health defences had an important gap: large staffing shortages and low ratios of nurses to doctors. At the same time, nurses had higher infection rates than the general population, mainly because of the lack of personal protective equipment.


Almost all European regions have managed to bring excess deaths down 

Monday 24 August 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

As summer nears its end, it is becoming possible to evaluate the coronavirus pandemic’s toll on European regions over nearly six months. We have analysed data from 776 subnational regions to better understand where the virus is continuing to hit hard.


Photo of a broken window

Europe: who has the crisis hit hardest? 

Wednesday 03 June 2020 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

European countries are not all equal in the face of the Covid-19 crisis. Both the impact of the epidemic and responses to it have differed greatly, as this overview by Alternatives Economiques shows.


Odmrażanie Europy po koronawirusie. Ostrożnie wychodzimy z izolacji 

Friday 08 May 2020 | Katarzyna Korzeniowska
Danuta Pawłowska
Stanisław Dudzik
| BiQdata

Gdzie już działają szkoły, a gdzie hotele i restauracje? Czy jest pomysł na dotarcie na wakacje do Chorwacji?


Europe’s dependence on medicine imports 

Wednesday 18 March 2020 | Florence Schulz
| Euractiv

Most of the drugs sold worldwide come from India and China, where production is cheapest. As a result, Europe’s supply of medicines is in the hands of a few companies. 


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. 


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.