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Hello and welcome to VoxEurop newsletter.

This week we focus on the life of non-European putting their lives at risk to reach European shores. Our partners from Addendum dug into UNHCR data on migrant-crossings in the Mediterranean Sea. Keeping on the Southern shore of the Mediterranean, we looked at the complex relationship between the EU and Tunisia, which is undergoing a presidential election on Sunday, 15 September.

In another story, we explored the factors that drive innovation in Europe, as shown by the recently updated Global Innovation Index, and look at which countries are leading the trend. In another data-driven story, our partners from Capital in Bulgaria look at how national governments handle sustainable logging and deforestation – hint: most of them don't.

Fish is another natural resource under threat, as we have seen in many of our data-driven reports. In this new one, after the Mediterranean, Stefano Valentino investigated on overfishing in the Northern and in the Baltic seas.

We also continue with Eurozine's series on Europe after the European elections. Our partner looked at the impact of the vote in the different Member states from a local point of view.

Finally, and as the new European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen unveiled her team, we looked at its main figures, and picked from our archive two digest about what was the European press saying at the time her predecessor Jean-Claude Juncker was being instated: an interesting look 5 years backwards.

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