Life in Europe

Even where abortion is legal, access is not granted  in depth

Thursday 24 May 2018 | Paola Tamma
| Voxeurop

In several European countries tough abortion laws are not necessary, as the lack of available gynecologists makes it almost impossible for women to access abortion.

The gender gap in Europe’s street names is here to stay 

Monday 06 March 2023 | Alice Corona
Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

In 30 of Europe's biggest cities, streets named after women make up only 9 per cent of the streets dedicated to individuals. The imbalance has started to narrow in some places, but progress is too slow: at this rate, it would take centuries to really close the gap.

None of the European cities that lowered the speed limit to 30 km/h regrets it 

Monday 20 February 2023 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

It reduces accidents, makes transports safer and gets people using public transport and cycling, thus improving air quality and reducing noise pollution. The introduction of a 30 km/h speed limit has so far worked in all the cities concerned. Let's take a closer look.

The job satisfaction map: these are the countries where workers live best 

Monday 12 December 2022 | Ana Ruiz
Marta Ley
| El Confidencial

How do you measure happiness at work? The latest data from Eurostat helps to identify what matters most to workers in the new post-Covid era.

Working poverty is still a problem in Europe 

Tuesday 10 January 2023 | Openpolis

Poverty among people who work is a widespread phenomenon in Europe, and it has remained nearly stable over the last 10 years. High work-intensity households are not spared, while younger people are often hit the hardest. Approximately 9 percent of working people in the EU live below the poverty line.

Is it possible to have a European generation of non-smokers? 

Friday 30 September 2022 | Kata Moravecz
| EUrologus

The European Commission recently registered a European Citizens’ Initiative, that, among other measures, would prohibit any European citizen born after 2010 from buying cigarettes. The idea intends to phase out legal smoking, but according to statistics, it would cause significant issues in some member states, since young people apparently like to smoke.

Multi-speed Erasmus: economic inequalities and higher education opportunities 

Monday 31 January 2022 | Darío Ojeda
María Zuil
Ornaldo Gjergji
| El Confidencial
OBC Transeuropa

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Europeans participate in the Erasmus scheme and take part in an academic and cultural exchange that goes on to influence their careers and lives. Plenty of youngsters remain partially excluded from it however.

Croatia: suicide is a public health issue 

Thursday 31 March 2022 | Marina Kelava
| H-Alter

Croatia has not yet adopted a national suicide prevention strategy, despite the suicide rate recorded in the country being higher than the European and global average.

The inequalities of the program that should unite Europe  in depth

Tuesday 01 February 2022 | María Zuil
Darío Ojeda
Ornaldo Gjergji
| El Confidencial
OBC Transeuropa

The unequal distribution and access to Erasmus grants creates a gap between students that threatens the cohesion among European regions

In which EU regions do people work less and get paid more? 

Tuesday 08 March 2022 | Marta Ley
| El Confidencial

The average working week in Europe has shortened since 2000, but the differences between EU regions remain significant. People in some Greek regions work up to 12 hours longer than people in some regions of the Netherlands.