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

By |February 20th, 2023|Tags: , , |

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

By |January 10th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

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?

By |September 30th, 2022|Tags: , |

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

By , , |January 31st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

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.

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