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Romania, the only EU country consuming less earthly resources than the world’s average 

Tuesday 07 August 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

In all of EU countries Earth Overshoot Day – the date when all of the inhabitants have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year – falls before 1 August, except for Romania.


How widespread is anti-Roma prejudice? 

Thursday 02 August 2018 | Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

The controversial eviction of a camping near Rome has once again brought attention to the Roma presence in Italy, which remains small in proportion to many European countries but is nevertheless the target of intense discrimination.


Plastic recycling: uneven progress in Europe  in depth

Monday 23 July 2018 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The “European plastic strategy” is moving forward in Brussels. While certain member states are already doing well, many trail behind.


Poland's quarrel with the European Union  in depth

Monday 23 July 2018 | Danuta Pawłowska
| BiQdata

Since the end of 2015, relations between the European Union and the Polish government have been fraught with tensions concerning Warsaw's breach of the rule of law and fundamental European values. To bring some clarity to the issue, Biqdata provides the background.


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.


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

Tuesday 17 July 2018 | Samuel Silva
| Publico

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.


How are EU countries faring about renewable sources? 

Monday 09 July 2018 | Damiano Bacci
| VoxEurop

The European Union has long been part of various agreements concerning the fight against climate change, with the main goal of limiting global warming by reducing its share of greenhouse gas emissions.


European cinema regains ground 

Thursday 05 July 2018 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

Against the total domination of Hollywood films, one in three films seen in Europe is a European production. 


The “migrant crisis”: sorting the true from the false 

Wednesday 27 June 2018 | Guillaume Duval
Xavier Molénat
| Alternatives Economiques

The discourse of the European hard right concerning the numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean or the Alps doesn’t hold water when met with the facts.


Migration crisis is one of mismanagement – The figures 

Wednesday 27 June 2018 | Nikolaj Nielsen
Damiano Bacci
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

Far fewer people are arriving by sea into Europe compared to the last years, yet the political debate appears to suggest a major migration crisis. The real crisis is about mismanagement and indecision by political leaders.