Health

No parties, concerts or gatherings. We look at how the pandemic is affecting Spotify 

Wednesday 15 April 2020 | Katarzyna Korzeniowska
Stanisław Dudzik
| BiQdata

Not everyone is traveling to work these days, many are working from home. We have more time to watch things, to listen and read. Music services should be doing well out of this, but the data suggests just the opposite.      


Road deaths in the EU are still way off target 

Monday 30 December 2019 | Kostas Zafeiropoulos
| MIIR

The number of victims of road accidents is decreasing year after year in Europe, but its reduction is slower than anticipated. Every year, about 25,000 people still die in accidents in the EU. More decisive measures are needed, from further lowering alcohol limits to investment in infrastructure.


The “irresponsible” reliance of European Big pharma on China 

Wednesday 11 March 2020 | Vincent Lorin
| VoxEurop

The COVID-19 outbreak has revived fears over acute drug shortages in Europe, sparking calls to repatriate the production of pharmaceutical ingredients from China. But rebuilding capacity would take years, if it were even possible.


The countries where coronavirus is putting hospitals most under pressure 

Wednesday 11 March 2020 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

How prepared are European hospitals to manage a steep increase of intensive care hospitalizations, needed in severe cases of coronavirus syndrome? We have collected some data, but the picture is far from complete.


COVID-19: dealing with gaps in the data 

Tuesday 24 March 2020 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Since the data available on the coronavirus pandemic is patchy and incomplete, it needs to be approached with caution and an awareness of what it can – and cannot – tell us about the deadly virus.


Coronavirus: 5 decisions the EU should make right now 

Thursday 19 March 2020 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

Calls have been coming from all sides for the EU to intervene in the COVID-19 crisis in the name of European solidarity. Although the Union has little room for manoeuvre in the public-health sphere, it can use the powerful lever of economic and monetary policy to counter the coming economic downturn.


Greece’s deadly rail tracks  Large investigation in depth

Monday 30 December 2019 | Ilias Stathatos
Nikos Morfonios
| MIIR

Greece takes the bloody lead in terms of deaths and injuries in rail accidents in the EU, with about 25 victims per year. Problems are mainly caused by unsafe level crossings, poor infrastructure and traffic management systems, and understaffed companies.


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.


Europe is getting warmer, and it’s not looking like it’s going to cool down anytime soon  Large investigation

Monday 24 September 2018 | Nicolas Kayser-Bril
| Journalism++
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BiQdata
OBC Transeuropa
Alternatives Economiques
VoxEurop
Der Spiegel
MobileReporter

An exclusive analysis of over 100 million meteorological data points shows that every major city in Europe is warmer in the 21st century than it was in the 20th. Subarctic regions, Andalusia and southern Romania are most affected.


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.