Society

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.


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.


The cost of commuting

Saturday 01 July 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

Tracking the cost: how UK commuter rail costs compare to other European countries


To what extent do European students depend on their families?  in depth

Tuesday 17 July 2018 | Samuel Silva
| Público

Almost half of European students depend on their families in order to meet their costs, and more than a third live with their parents. This phenomenon is particularly acute in the South, though certainly not unique to the region.


Ten graphs to understand the Greek crisis 

Friday 24 August 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

On August 20th, Greece stepped out from under the supervision of the Troika. Its intervention will go down in history as a model of what not to do when you really want to help a nation recover.


All over Europe, housing has become all too expensive 

Thursday 14 December 2017 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

In most of EU countries rents and houses' price are growing faster than income. And finding a place to live has become an issue.