Newsletter Nr. 02/2020

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Don't miss the train

As travel by train is becoming more and more popular in Europe – also for environmental reasons – we – within the network Edjnet - decided to look at some of the main barriers discouraging people from taking the train. From Sweden to Bulgaria a large collaborative investigation


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Bees in Europe

There are almost 2000 species of bees in Europe, and at least 9% of them are threatened. What can be done by the EU institutions? A video produced within EDJNet. After Effects graphics by Denise Basano.



Serbia, Europe's most polluted country

Antonela Riha

Serbia sets the pollution record in Europe: the Kostolac B thermal power plant alone emits more sulfur dioxide per year than all the thermal power plants in Germany combined. And Serbia does not seem willing to spend the funds received on loan from various international agencies for environmental protection

Six graphs to show how affordable and fast trains in Europe are


Where in Europe is taking the train fast and affordable, and where is it not? The European Data Journalism Network has gathered data on train journeys from 28 booking websites across Europe, collecting more than 8,000 single journey ticket prices and travel times for 73 sample routes

Moldova, a "slow" invitation to discover the world of wine

Francesco Martino

From Cricova's mysterious tunnels to the small wineries of Gagauzia, the Republic of Moldova aims to become an alternative to mass tourism destination thanks to hospitality traditions and the millenary cultural and historical heritage. The ace up its sleeve? Viticulture

Azerbaijani elections, for Rasul Jafarov this time is different

Claudia Ditel

Well-known human rights defender, lawyer, and former political prisoner Rasul Jafarov intends to run for the next parliamentary elections with the REAL party – only if the regime allows him to. An interview

The problem with refugee camps in Greece

Eleni Stamatoukou

More than 100,000 migrants and refugees are still present in Greece. Many of them live in refugee camps, which are not appropriate accommodation solutions because of their location in faraway, poory connected areas

Azerbaijan: 2019, year of make-up

Arzu Geybullayeva

It was a rather hectic year in 2019 in Azerbaijan, President Aliyev decided on a series of changes, layoffs and replacements of senior officials. For some a wave of reforms, for others yet another make-up, in view of the early parliamentary elections of 9th February

Freedom of expression groups welcome start of trial in Ján Kuciak murder


The undersigned international and regional press freedom and journalism groups welcome the start of the murder trial this week against the suspected killers of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová

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