Society

Cold housing and polluted cities? Something is changing in the Balkans 

Tuesday 05 March 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Many citizens of south-east Europe cannot afford to properly heat their own homes. The impact on health and air pollution is serious, but energy poverty has recently begun to decline.


UN social protection of children

Sunday 17 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

One in five children in the world still live in extreme poverty. 


Africapolis

Sunday 17 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The Africapolis database is the first to map urbanization dynamics in Africa based on data available for 7,500 cities. 


Europe’s vaccine issue: the fault of anti-vaxers or religion? 

Sunday 13 January 2019 | Antonio Villarreal
Cristina Suárez
| El Confidencial

The vast majority of member states have immunization rates below recommended WHO levels. Religion could be playing a decisive role. 


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The antibiotic resistance crisis deepens  in depth

Wednesday 13 February 2019 | Antoine Vergely
| VoxEurop

European healthcare systems are increasingly dealing with new bacteria which resist traditional antibiotics. The situation threatens quality standards and budgets across Europe.


People behind bars in Europe 

Friday 11 January 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

Since the turn of the century, the Old Continent stands out as the only macro-region experiencing declining numbers in its prison population. However, positive developments in Russia are key in explaining the trend. The EU benefits from the positive dynamics in Eastern and Central Europe. Recent data for Italy are worrisome.


What’s holding back the fight against gender-based violence? 

Friday 07 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In Europe, sexist stereotypes hinder the deployment of effective tools to combat gender-based violence. In 2018 the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was rejected by Bulgaria and Slovakia. But even where the Convention has been ratified, its application is slow to advance.


Migrating to reproduce  in depth

Wednesday 12 December 2018 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Each year thousands of Europeans go abroad to undergo fertility treatment. A two-month investigation analyses what is known and what remains to be discovered about this largely hidden phenomenon.


Integration of immigrants (OECD)

Saturday 26 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The report "Settling In 2018" analyses the integration policies of OECD and European Union countries since the 2008 crisis.


Social expenditure (OECD)

Sunday 27 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The OECD has just published a new report on the level of social expenditure.