Europe fights the monkeypox outbreak with unequal defences
Only two European Union member states confirm that they had strategic reserves of the most effective and safe vaccine against monkeypox, a smallpox-like virus.
The inequalities of the program that should unite Europe
The unequal distribution and access to Erasmus grants creates a gap between students that threatens the cohesion among European regions
Multi-speed Erasmus: economic inequalities and higher education opportunities
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Europeans participate in the Erasmus scheme and take part in an academic and cultural exchange that goes on to influence their careers and lives. Plenty of youngsters remain partially excluded from it however.
How VAT hinders effective redistribution of wealth
VAT is a regressive tax, putting more burden to the poor than to the rich. Indeed, VAT applies the same rate to everyone regardless of their level of wealth – but the richer you are, the lower the proportion of your revenue goes to consumption. VAT cancels out one-third of the effects of fiscal redistribution.
Fewer living at risk of poverty in Europe
The proportion of people living at risk of poverty has dropped in most European countries over the last five years. But a few countries counters this trend, and large gaps remain within nations. In this report we look closer at the risk of poverty across Europe.
Are the rich getting richer in Europe?
An overview of the distribution of wealth in Europe. What has changed from the 1980s to today?
Accessibility to cities
Accessibility to cities offers a first step toward tracking the spots where gaps in accessibility remain, and where the world can collectively address the most fundamental inequalities still experienced today.
Inequality according to Thomas Piketty, in 10 graphs
Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital and Ideology, contains more than 160 graphs and about 10 tables which together tell a new story about inequality over the last two and a half centuries. We have selected some of the most interesting data.
Europe is getting wealthier – and more inequal
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.