Home Global News European News

European News

Latest updates, policy debates, trending ideas, criticisms, provocative essays, expert analysis, commentaries, on-the-spot reporting, insights and opportunities about Europe

Economic outlook more positive again | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The CBS Business Cycle Tracer is a tool to monitor the state and the cycle of the Dutch economy with 13 key...

Economic growth of 3.8 percent in Q2 2021 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The growth rate has been adjusted upwards. In the first estimate, which was published on 14 August, growth amounted to 3.1...

Internationalisation Monitor 2021, third quarter – Non-tariff measures. | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Non-tariff measures are aimed at safeguarding the quality and...

CPJ joins call for European Commission to strengthen Rule of Law report

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 61 organizations in a joint statement urging the European Commission to strengthen its annual...

Household consumption almost 5 percent up in July | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Consumption figures have been adjusted for price changes and differences in the shopping-day pattern. Download CSVShow datatableDomestic household consumption (volume, adjusted...

‘Through the tears, solutions for a better society have sprung up’: Estonian President |

Ms. Kaljulaid said that, although many conversations on digital development have been curtailed, online events have continued to provide solutions and fresh ideas to...

Consumer confidence hardly changed in September | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). At -5, the consumer confidence indicator in September is positioned above its long-term average over the past two decades (-8). The...

Turkish court sentences 5 journalists to prison over alleged role in 2016 coup

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Istanbul, September 22, 2021 – Turkish authorities should not contest the appeals of five journalists recently sentenced to prison for their...

Investments over 4 percent up in July | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. July 2021 has one working day less than July 2020. According to...

German journalist Michael Trammer detained, charged with trespassing while covering environmental protesters

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, September 22, 2021 — German authorities should immediately drop all charges against photojournalist Michael Trammer and ensure that members of...

House prices continue to rise | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatablePrice development of existing owner-occupied dwellingsPrice development of existing owner-occupied dwellings2017September7.32017October8.22017November8.22017December8.22018January8.82018February9.52018March8.62018April8.82018May8.92018June8.92018July92018August9.32018September9.32018October92018November9.52018December8.42019January8.72019February7.52019March7.72019April7.72019May7.22019June6.92019July72019August5.72019September6.12019October6.32019November5.82019December6.52020January6.32020February6.62020March72020April7.32020May7.72020June7.62020July7.42020August8.22020September8.62020October9.12020November8.92020December8.32021January9.32021February10.42021March11.32021April11.52021May12.92021June14.62021July16.32021August17.8Source: CBS, Kadaster House prices show upward trend House prices reached...

Twice as many naturalisations in 2020 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Dutch citizenship through naturalisation is granted upon request to non-Dutch persons who have filed an application and who have fulfilled certain...

CBS expertise on large enterprises in high demand | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The expertise at CBS is in such high demand due to the rigorous standards that the European Union applies to the quality...

Polish authorities charge 2 journalists with violating state of emergency in coverage of Belarus...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, September 17, 2021 – Polish authorities should drop all criminal charges filed against a reporting team from the local news...

CPJ welcomes European Commission recommendation on journalist safety

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Brussels, September 16, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed new journalist safety guidelines published by the European Commission,...

Number of employed further up | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In August, 4.0 million people aged 15 to 74 years did not have paid work for a variety of reasons. In...

Polish parliament to vote on media bill targeting broadcaster TVN24

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, September 15, 2021 — Polish lawmakers should reject an amendment to the country’s broadcast media law that threatens the independence...

Greenhouse gas emissions almost back at pre-COVID level | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableGHG emissions by source sector, Q1GHG emissions by source sector, Q1Manufacturing2021*11.61.7Manufacturing2020*10.11.6Manufacturing201910.91.8Transport2021*7.70.2Transport2020*70.2Transport20198.80.2Electricity2021*6.60.1Electricity2020*6.50.1Electricity20199.10Agriculture2021*1.84.6Agriculture2020*1.44.6Agriculture20191.64.7Buildings and construction2021*4.60.1Buildings and construction2020*3.40.1Buildings and construction20193.70.1Total IPCC2021*32.36.6Total IPCC2020*28.56.5Total...

BBC news crew threatened by COVID-19 protesters in UK

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, September 14, 2021 — United Kingdom authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the threats against journalist Phillip...

Fewer bankruptcies in August | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableNumber of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) adjusted for court sessions daysNumber of bankruptcies of businesses...

Manufacturing output 14.1 percent up in July | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableAverage daily output manufacturing (volume)Average daily output manufacturing (volume)2017August3.72017September4.82017October5.12017November5.32017December4.42018January7.52018February3.22018March3.82018April4.72018May2.92018June3.32018July0.92018August42018September1.72018October2.42018November1.32018December-4.32019January-0.62019February-0.12019March-0.82019April-0.32019May-0.92019June-2.52019July02019August-1.72019September1.22019Oktober0.52019November-1.62019December-1.22020January1.72020February-0.52020March-1.42020April-10.52020May-11.72020June-9.12020July-4.32020August-3.42020September-5.82020October-3.52020November-2.32020December0.52021January1.12021February-22021March3.32021April13.12021May16.22021June17.92021July14.1 Output growth in more...

Exports up by over 8 percent in July | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The CBS Exports Radar indicates that circumstances for exports are less favourable in September than they were in July. Download CSVShow datatableExports of...

Protesters against Slovenian COVID-19 response and vaccination storm headquarters of RTVS broadcaster

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, September 9, 2021 — Slovenian authorities must thoroughly investigate demonstrators’ storming of the public broadcaster RTV Slovenija (RTVS) and hold...

Belarus authorities continue to charge and detain journalists, raid homes

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Stockholm, September 9, 2021 – Belarus authorities must cease their persecution of independent journalists and outlets who have covered the protest...