Life in Europe
The gender gap in Europe’s street names is here to stay
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
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.
Working poverty is still a problem in Europe
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.
The job satisfaction map: these are the countries where workers live best
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.
Is it possible to have a European generation of non-smokers?
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.
Croatia: suicide is a public health issue
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.
In which EU regions do people work less and get paid more?
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.
The inequalities of the program that should unite Europe
The unequal distribution and access to Erasmus grants creates a gap between students that threatens the cohesion among European regions
Multi-speed Erasmus: economic inequalities and higher education opportunities
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.