Combat against tax evasion
The BEPS project ensures that governments acquire national and international instruments to combat tax evasion.
The EU Integrity Watch
A user-friendly interactive database developed by Transparency International, providing a unique overview of the lobby organisations registered in the EU Transparency Register – the register of Brussels lobbyists.
Europe and microcredit
Ethical finance is no longer a niche phenomenon, and neither is microcredit. The characteristics of the latter, however, vary widely between eastern and western Europe.
Public employees: comparisons between European countries are deceptive
“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.
Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals
A rich and diverse set of data providing a broad perspective on changing living conditions in Europe and elsewhere
Non-employment: an additional indicator for the labour market
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.
Arms trade: a flourishing business for EU countries
Armament exports from Europe are benefiting from global growth in the sector, and European countries are placed firmly among the world’s largest suppliers.
Eastern Europe is fast filling huge gap in minimum wages
The debate on the need to establish a minimum salary at an EU level is facing up to the differences member states have on the issue
Growing inequalities in European pension schemes
From the age of retirement to pension rates, the crisis of 2008 has deepened the divide between European countries.