Europe is going veg
Tuesday 12 March 2019 |
If the EU is serious about the environment, it can no longer ignore the connection between animal farming and carbon emissions. No wonder a growing number of Europeans are turning vegetarians or even vegans.
The European Union's Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries were either stagnant or stumbled in their efforts to meet EU norms and standards in 2017, the latest available data shows.
The European Union spent 2.04 percent of its GDP on Research and Development (R&D) in the year 2016, 0.96 percentage points short of its Europe 2020 target.
| Spiegel Online
Sweden does it without a law, France does it with one. The proportion of women in European parliaments and cabinets is determined by a number of different factors. A comparison.
| OBC Transeuropa
Many citizens of south-east Europe cannot afford to properly heat their own homes. The impact on health and air pollution is serious, but energy poverty has recently begun to decline.
The European Union has achieved 72.2 percent employment rate as a part of the Europe 2020 strategy, which targets 75 percent employment for the EU.
Unsanitory housing, risks of poverty or social exclusion – young Europeans are more exposed to them than their elders, though the degree varies between countries.
| Alternatives Economiques
Millions of Europeans cannot heat their homes properly in winter. But household energy poverty is also a problem in summer, particularly in southern and eastern Europe.
Floods in Slovenia: millions of euros worth of damage, for which we are mostly guilty
Saturday 16 February 2019 |
Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto
Hydrogeological disasters in Slovenia account for over 150 million euros of damage a year. And they are often worsened by human interventions. Especially because the country has tolerated construction in flood-prone areas for several decades.