Articles by Gianluca De Feo

Four ways of looking at European cross-border rail links

12/04/2021 -  Gianluca De Feo

According to absolute numbers, Central Europe can count on the most cross-border train connections on the continent. What happens, however, if we take into account the length of each country’s borders and their population sizes?

More and more trains crossing European borders

29/03/2021 -  Gianluca De FeoLorenzo Ferrari

A dense network of cross-border rail connections cuts through the continent, and it’s set to expand even further in the coming years thanks to new infrastructure and the birth of the European single rail market. However, there are still profound differences between the central and peripheral regions of Europe

Food alerts in Europe: from Polish chickens to Indian sesame seeds

16/03/2021 -  Gianluca De Feo

Last year, more than half of the alerts issued by the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed concerned products from non-EU countries. If these countries are unable to adapt their production chains to EU food safety regulations over the next few years, the risks to European citizens will continue to grow.

Balcani occidentali: Biden riporta gli USA vicino all'UE

27/01/2021 -  Gianluca De Feo

L’arrivo della nuova amministrazione a Washington significa prima di tutto un riavvicinamento tra Stati Uniti e Unione europea. I Balcani occidentali e il riallineamento transatlantico in un nostro approfondimento

European banks are still major backers of the fossil fuel industry

25/01/2021 -  Gianluca De Feo

As public institutions struggle to implement their plans effectively, private banks are still not pulling their weight. With the slowness and mounting obstacles facing public finances, combined with the unreliability of the private system, how secure is the future of energy transition?

The energy transition yet to come

06/02/2020 -  Gianluca De Feo

The European Union wants to abandon coal by 2050, but this will require significant help from European banks, which still finance 26 per cent of all coal power plants in the world

Italy: doing politics with politicians’ money

19/12/2019 -  Gianluca De FeoOrnaldo Gjergji

After the abolition of direct public funding of politics in 2013, Italy intended to increase private donations. However, the numbers tell a different story: little funding comes from “big donors”, while a lot comes from elected representatives. Meanwhile, the absence of direct public funding in Italy remains a European anomaly.