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Since 2007, spending on social programs within the EU has shown large contrasts, particularly between East and West. Repercussions of the 2008 crisis are clearly visible, as are policy changes in some countries.
The vast majority of member states have immunization rates below recommended WHO levels. Religion could be playing a decisive role.
Since the turn of the century, the Old Continent stands out as the only macro-region experiencing declining numbers in its prison population. However, positive developments in Russia are key in explaining the trend. The EU benefits from the positive dynamics in Eastern and Central Europe. Recent data for Italy are worrisome.
Many European cities did not wait for central governments’ green light to take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and big data to improve governance and their citizens’ lives. A closer look at Utrecht and Santander shows how smart cities can play a role model.
Martin Brynskov, chairman of the board of Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC), explains how data management fuels local governance solutions and citizen-centric services.
The unemployment was 6.6 percent in Portugal in November, compared to 8.1 percent in November 2017
According to a new Bertelsmann report, “nostalgia” can be framed as a political tool to expand electoral bases. But how does the European geography of nostalgia look like? And how do political views of nostalgic and non-nostalgic persons differ?
In contrast with other parts of the continent, life in rural areas in Eastern Europe is synonymous with poverty. The problem should be tackled during the current debate on the reform of the common agricultural policy, with particular emphasis on young people.
The International Social Survey Program is conducted in more than 40 countries around the world and is the subject of numerous research publications.
The SHARE survey is the first European multidisciplinary survey on the health, retirement and economic situation of people aged 50 and over.