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Automotive industry: Volkswagen diesel “fix” more popular in Western Europe

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 22:58:42 +0100, Brussels – Volkswagen Group is much more successful in convincing Dieselgate-affected consumers to have the illegal defeat device removed from their car in western Europe than in eastern Europe. See more.

Romania struggles against corruption: Judicial reforms trouble the EU

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 21:16:41 +0100

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, Trento – Both the European Commission and European Parliament have expressed a certain apprehension towards judicial reforms in Bucharest. Among the options on the table is making European funds conditional on the respect of rule of law. See more.

Denmark and the post-Brexit EU budget: Denmark Digs in

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:28:38 +0100

, – An unintended consequence of Brexit is that the Nordic country has lost its major ally within the EU, making it harder for it to counter the Franco-German call for a budget increase. See more.

International Women’s Day: Women in Europe still work more and have less free time

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:09:55 +0100

, – Despite active gender equality policies, in every European country, men have more daily leisure time than women, while women spend more time on domestic, unpaid work. See more.

Bilingualism in Croatia: Rijeka and the two languages of Fiume

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:36:59 +0100

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, Trento – With the approach of 2020, when the main seaport of the Kvarner gulf becomes the “European capital of culture”, the question of bilingualism has reemerged. See more.

Elections in Italy: ‘Something radically new is beginning in Italy’

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:56:01 +0100

, – European correspondents in Italy are unanimous in their emphasis on the victory of populist and right-wing parties, the sharp drop of the Social-democrats, and the extreme difficulty of forming a government. See more.

Human rights activists: Give activists shelter

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:40:17 +0100

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, Trento – Human rights activists are essential to the functioning of democratic societies, but they are all too often subject to threats and arrests. To safeguard their lives and their work, the EU has adopted various instruments, one of which is the “shelter city”. See more.

Elections in Italy: The “More Europe” party

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:19:02 +0100

Internazionale, Rome – As the March 4th elections approach, +Europa, led by former European Commissioner Emma Bonino, show that there is still room for pro-Europe and federalist movements. But will they manage to convince Italians to send them to parliament? See more.

Cycling in the city: Ljubljana takes inspiration from the Dutch model

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:28:27 +0100

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, Trento – Ljubljana is among the most accessible European capitals for cycling, and among the cities which have invested most in this mode of transport. An interview with Lea Ružič, president of the Ljubljana Cyclists Network. See more.