Health

Road traffic pollution costs billions in lost wellbeing in European cities 

Tuesday 27 October 2020 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
Voxeurop

Five years after the Dieselgate scandal, new research puts some figures on the social costs of vehicle emissions in over 400 European cities. It turns out that the annual damage to each city is worth €385 million on average.


Traffic pollution costs €60 billion per year in healthcare 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| Voxeurop

Each year 500 000 Europeans die prematurely as a result of air pollution. Road transport alone causes 18 percent of air pollution.


The top 100 European places where Dieselgate kills the most   in depth

Wednesday 04 April 2018 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
Voxeurop

Excess diesel emissions produce a tiny portion of harmful dusts. Yet, they cause dozens of deaths in Europe’s highly populated road traffic hotspots.


Unhealthy environment makes unhealthy Europeans 

Wednesday 30 September 2020 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| Voxeurop

According to the latest European Environment Agency report, a significant proportion of the burden of disease in Europe continues to be attributed to environmental pollution resulting from human activity.


COVID-19: an excuse for increased digital surveillance? 

Tuesday 06 October 2020 | Anne Damiani
| Euractiv

To monitor the spread of the new coronavirus, EU member states have taken additional surveillance measures potentially putting some fundamental rights at risk. 


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.


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?