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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?  in depth

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. 


Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The SHARE survey is the first European multidisciplinary survey on the health, retirement and economic situation of people aged 50 and over. 


2008 crisis is still affecting social programs 

Tuesday 08 January 2019 | Zoé Durand
| VoxEurop

Since 2007, spending on social programs within the EU has shown large contrasts, particularly between East and West. Repercussions of the 2008 crisis are clearly visible, as are policy changes in some countries.


“Reverse 112”, a new public alarm system for the EU

Thursday 29 November 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In the event of of natural disaster or major emergency, authorities can send alerts or guidance to the population concerned, using the geolocation systems available on all smartphones. 


The European electorate as seen through the lenses of nostalgia 

Wednesday 19 December 2018 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to a new Bertelsmann report, “nostalgia” can be framed as a political tool to expand electoral bases. But how does the European geography of nostalgia look like? And how do political views of nostalgic and non-nostalgic persons differ?