Big Tobacco lobbies battle for smoke-free products taxation
As the EU sets its sights on harmonising taxation of the rising e-cigarette and heated tobacco products market, lobbyists fight to keep prices down and smokers hooked. The forthcoming negotiations are intertwined with the bitter competition between the two industry giants.
Broadband services in Europe
The project “Mapping of Fixed and Mobile Broadband Services in Europe” was initiated in January 2016 with the objective to develop the first European-wide integrated monitoring platform on internet connectivity.
Some Europeans don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables
Up to 30 percent of certain types of cancer could be prevented by eating proper amount of vegetables and fruits, according to scientific studies. However, Hungary has a poor record in both areas, especially in terms of vegetable consumption, in which it lags behind the entire European Union.
Organic farming is on the march in Europe
Rising demand, falling meat consumption: organic food is on a roll, and for good reason. An overview on production, distribution and consumption of organic goods in Europe, and on their environmental impact.
Crowdsourcing on food products
Open Food Facts is a collaborative project that lists food products from around the world.
Europe is going veg
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.
Why France is burning up on fuel price
A number of French consumer organisations have organised demonstrations for November 17, to protest the recent increase in petrol pump prices. But the French are far from paying the highest prices for fuel in Europe.