Life in Europe

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.

Useful data on assisted reproduction in Europe

Tuesday 30 November 2021 | OBC Transeuropa

The sources which were used for EDJNet's data-driven investigation on access to assisted reproduction techniques in Europe.

Integration of migrants in European rural areas also means development 

Monday 08 November 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

The MATILDE research project recently published its first report, in which it aims to offer an alternative view of migration in Europe’s rural and mountain areas.

Sustainability labels and the carbon footprint of foods 

Friday 22 October 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

If the European Union really wants to meet its Green Deal targets, food related emissions must be curbed. To that end, the introduction of "traffic light" sustainability labels could convince Europeans to cut down on their meat consumption.

Gigabits for some, but not for others 

Friday 22 October 2021 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

The cost of a good internet connection varies widely within the European Union, with countries around the Adriatic paying the most. Meanwhile, Romania, with a world-class network and competitive prices, is a case apart.

Europe’s internet speeds are faster than ever, but not for everyone 

Wednesday 22 September 2021 | Federico Caruso
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Over the last year and a half internet speeds in Europe have increased by more than fifty percent. Unfortunately, the gap between urban and more rural areas, and between north European countries and those in the south-east, has also grown.