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In Italy, over the last 14 years, the index covering the people at risk of poverty or social exclusion has grown by over 2 000

Eurostat publishes an index that covers the people who were classified as at risk of poverty or social exclusion [in thousands]. According to the European Statistical Office, such persons experienced at least one of the following situations: – at risk of poverty after social transfers (income poverty); – severely materially deprived; or – living in households with very low work intensity The fight against poverty or social exclusion is one of the main purposes of…

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Germany and Poland are the biggest cigarettes producers in Europe

Germany is the largest cigarettes producer in Europe. The country produced 167.7 bn pieces in 2016 what makes it the frontrunner in the EU. According to numbeo.com, the average price per 20 pack of Marlboro is 6.30 euro. From the end of 2014, the harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) representing cigarettes and published by Eurostat rose by 14,5 percentage points. The second place was taken by Poland as, according to 2016 data, the country…

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Germany dominates in the European automotive industry and the highest number of old cars at the age of 10 to 20 years is in Italy

There are almost 300 million passenger cars in Europe (2016 status: 271 million 896 thousand). The highest number of nearly 46 million is in Germany. It’s not surprising as Germany is the first producer of vehicles in Europe and the third in the world after Japan and China. According to Eurostat, as many as 6 mln new cars being 2 years or less travel on German roads. Concerning cars ranged from 2 to 5 years,…

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Think twice before you eat something on holidays

Holidays are in bloom. We travel to the mountains or the sea in a home country. Also, we willingly travel abroad. Attractive all-inclusive offers, swimming pool, Mai Tai… and food poisoning. We investigated the last issue considering popular holiday destinations throughout the EU. The data come from Eurostat that provides information on daily hospital discharges by diagnosis regarding food poisoning of presumed infectious origin (diarrhoea and gastroenteritis) per 100 000 inhabitants. It seems that Spain…

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