Mapping Out Europe

  • New Europe 100: Looking to the East for encouragement

    By on Nov. 22, 2016

    In light of recent events, the division of a potentially utopist Europe seems more possible than ever. Thanks to new research, though, we have found a way to lift your spirits. Presenting our selection of the best of the New Europe 100: a group of individuals in Central and Eastern Europe that are going to change the world. 

  • Map of the Week: The biggest wine consumers in Europe

    By on Aug. 30, 2016

    Where in Europe do people drink the most wine? Spoiler alert: it isn't France. Or Portugal. Or Italy.

  • Map of the Week: Who are the tallest people in Europe?

    By on Aug. 17, 2016

    Your height can be influenced by a number of different factors – some of them are genetic, but others are environmental. So if you want to play professional basketball, you’d better pray to be born in the Netherlands…

  • Map of the Week: A dozen destinations for Euro 2020

    By on July 19, 2016

    The French may be licking their wounds after their defeat at the hands of the Portuguese in the Euro 2016 final, but thoughts are already turning to the next championship. This time there’s a twist: Euro 2020 won’t have one single host country, but 12.

  • Map of the week: Europe surfs the Net

    By on March 2, 2016

    Morning. Get out of bed and straight away check your emails. Midday. Upload a photo of your sushi lunch to Instagram. Evening. Reserve train tickets for a weekend in Amsterdam. Nowadays, everything is online. Our map of the week shows the proportion of Internet users per country in Europe. Who would have thought that the inconspicuous Luxembourg would be the most prolific web addicts?

  • Map of the week: The price of a cab ride in Europe

    By on Feb. 16, 2016

    The success of alternative transport providers such as Uber has caused many a headache to taxi drivers and local authorities across the continent, for example during the recent taxi strikes in Paris. Users of the app often quote the potential to make a saving, but are European taxis really so expensive? Where will your money go furthest?

  • Map of the week: Rugby in Europe

    By on Feb. 9, 2016

    Last weekend saw the start of the 122nd Six Nations Championship. The competition is the rugby union equivalent of the UEFA European Championship, but has only six competing countries. Aside from these select few, other countries have tried their luck at the sport. Let’s take a look at who plays rugby around Europe.

  • Map of the week: Spaniards on holiday

    By on Sept. 28, 2015

    60% of Spaniards will enjoy their holidays during the months of July and August.  Although Spaniards do like summer in their own country (two out of three will remain in Spain), the more adventurous among them will go out of the country to other European destinations. These were the favoured destinations of summer 2015. 

  • Map of the week: the prices of cigarettes across Europe

    By on July 28, 2015

    We've known now for over 20 years that smoking damages health, and it is evermore difficult for a smoker to find a place where they can "feed their addiction" without being lectured or grumbled at. Nevertheless, Europe is still fond of its tobacco addiction. According to European Committee data, 28% of Europeans were smokers in 2012. How much did they have to pay for a packet? Check out our map!

  • Map of the week: Europe and obesity

    By on May 18, 2015

    Just because it's a Monday, we're giving you the bad news early, so you (try to) can enjoy the rest of your week: worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. Though this was once a high-income country problem, it isn't anymore. Now overweight and obesity are linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight. Here's what obesity looks like in Europe: