Economy

Are European data watchdogs prepared for GDPR? 

Wednesday 23 May 2018 | Nikolaj Nielsen
Peter Teffer
Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

European data protection authorities are conducting profoundly different recruitment policies to enforce the EU's upcoming new privacy rules.


How China Is Buying Its Way Into Europe

Monday 23 April 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

Based on data for mergers and acquisitions, investment and joint-venture deals, Bloomberg looks at China’s diffuse but expanding footprint in Europe in the last ten years.


In OECD countries, a quarter of the salary goes to taxes 

Friday 18 May 2018 | VoxEurop

A new report shows disparities between the 40.5 percent in Belgium and the 7 percent paid in Chile. The analysis also offers detailed information according to the type of family.


Public employees: Comparisons between European countries are deceptive 

Tuesday 27 March 2018 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

“Hypertrophic”, “poorly run”, “bloated”, “too costly”... in all countries, cliches concerning the public service are legion. New indicators allow us to see how the reality is more nuanced.


Combat against tax evasion

Monday 09 April 2018 | Alternatives Economiques

The BEPS project ensures that governments acquire national and international instruments to combat tax evasion.


Spaniards are now wealthier than Italians – are they?

Saturday 05 May 2018 | VoxEurop

According to the latest data published by the International Monetary Fund, by 2017 Spaniards’ per capita wealth would be higher than the Italians’.


Non-employment: an additional indicator for the labour market  in depth

Tuesday 20 March 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

The unemployment rate as it is usually calculated provides an incomplete picture of the labour market situation and makes comparison between individual countries difficult. For a more accurate picture, the non-employment rate needs to be taken into account.


Next EU budget favors security and research over agriculture 

Monday 07 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

The new EU budget grants less money to agriculture and more to migration, security, and research


Survey on working conditions - Eurofound

Monday 07 May 2018 | Alternatives Economiques

Every five years since 1990, Eurofound has published a European survey on working conditions, which in recent years has paid particular attention to gender issues.


MEPs’ takes on the #EUbudget

Monday 07 May 2018 | Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

Praise and criticism about the multiannual financial framework presented last week by Junker’s Commission, as it was tweeted by MEPs.