Society

Life expectancy after retirement: a very unbalanced Europe 

Friday 09 November 2018 | Roxana Torre
| VoxEurop

Looking at life expectancy in European countries combined with retirement age, we see stark differences: Austrian women and Maltese men enjoy the longest retirement, while in Bulgaria this period is almost 10 years shorter for both women and men.


Parenting in Europe: who’s staying at home with the kids?  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Laura Filios
| OBC Transeuropa

Too many fathers delegating childcare to their partner; mothers staying too long outside the workforce; an uneven range of rights and guarantees: how and why parental leave is changing in Europe.


Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing

Monday 17 September 2018 | VoxEurop

Most non-Muslim adults in Western Europe favor at least some restrictions on the religious clothing of Muslim women who live in their country


Immigration concerns fall in Western Europe; integration is most needed

Tuesday 23 October 2018 | VoxEurop

Immigration still remains a top concern for many Western Europeans, but today a large majority says it is necessary for immigrants to integrate, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.


Asylum seekers appealing returns must get own travel documents 

Wednesday 07 November 2018 | Nikolaj Nielsen
| EUobserver

People refused asylum in Europe may be asked to get their own travel documents at embassies even during appeal, posing risks to themselves and their families.


Europe is getting wealthier – and more inequal 

Tuesday 30 October 2018 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

Forecasts for 2023 show that across the EU, the median wealth per adult is on the rise. However, it is still unclear if the distribution of wealth will become more balanced in the future. Germany tops the ranking of EU countries with the highest number of millionaires holding more than $50 mln of wealth.


Europe’s water quality falls short 

Tuesday 17 July 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

Due to pollution, the majority of European rivers, lakes, and estuaries fall below the minimum environmental standards, a report by the European Environment Agency reveals.


Eastern Europe: poverty and the countryside

Tuesday 16 October 2018 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

In contrast with other parts of the continent, life in rural areas in Eastern Europe is synonymous with poverty. The problem should be tackled during the current debate on the reform of the common agricultural policy, with particular emphasis on young people.


190 million Europeans have never been abroad 

Thursday 21 June 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Erasmus, the end of roaming charges, the convenience of the euro: the rhetoric promoting the benefits of European integration only really addresses those citizens who regularly travel to other EU countries. In fact, 37 percent of EU citizens have never been outside their own country.


How Bolivia and Rwanda leave the German Bundestag in the dust 

Monday 06 November 2017 | Marcel Pauly
Marie Segger
Patrick Stotz
| Spiegel Online

The new Bundestag is fairly average – at least as far as the proportion of women and young MPs is concerned. An international comparison shows that, elsewhere, things are done differently.