- Resources for Journalists
A list of 88 indicators makes it possible to compare the state of citizens’ health and related services across the EU. A dedicated data tool is available.
The EU obliges Mediterranean countries, Italy in particular, to ban fishing in three important fish reserves in the Strait of Sicily, as recommended by the FAO in 2016. The NGO Oceana is publishing the names of vessels suspected of ignoring the ban.
The main statistical data on cancer diseases in the countries of the EU can be explored via a web app.
A new report published by Eurofound casts light on the issue of depression among young people in Europe.
Countries are spending more on health, but too many costs are still borne by the patient.
From Serbia to Spain – by way of Italy – vaccination has become a subject of heated debate. Given the complexity of the issue, however, the debate is only harmed by distorted, overly simplistic use of data.
The improper use of antibiotics for animals contributes to the emergence of resistant bacteria. While their use in the EU is declining, this phenomenon remains a threat to human health.
The vast majority of member states have immunization rates below recommended WHO levels. Religion could be playing a decisive role.
European healthcare systems are increasingly dealing with new bacteria which resist traditional antibiotics. The situation threatens quality standards and budgets across Europe.
One European in six experience mental health problems, and this comes at a cost. On average, mental illness costs EU countries more than 4% of GDP.