What are the current reasons for not having Internet?

As strange as it may seem, some houses refuse from having access to the Internet. Eurostat reports that in the whole European Union 28 percent of households do not use Internet due to lack of skills. Another reason for rejecting Internet access is privacy or security concerns which declared 14 percent of households. For some Internet access is utterly useless because of uninteresting content what indicated 47 percent of households. People also claim that costs…

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Is it still worth being self-employed? »

Is it still worth being self-employed?

Self-employment is a brave move. The Europe 2020 strategy promotes enterprising self-employment activities as well as it strives for better social protection for self-employed workers. We chose a few countries from our databases to check where the highest number of self-employed is. Malta turns out to be a good place for self-employment as registering as self-employed is quite easy particularly for European Union and European Economic Area citizens. The process becomes a bit complicated in…

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Porto as one of the most attractive cities for students – 253 students per 1000 inhabitants. »

Porto as one of the most attractive cities for students – 253 students per 1000 inhabitants.

Today is International Student’s Day held annually as a tribute to the students killed during the Nazi German storming of Czech universities in 1939. The anniversary is considered as a nonpolitical celebration of the multiculturalism of universities’ international students. On this occasion, we checked out which European cities attract students. Berlin is one of the key cities in the central Europe offering exciting and fascinating experiences for students with cheap tours, convenient hostels, stunning festivals,…

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Online shopping increases in Poland and the EU »

Online shopping increases in Poland and the EU

More and more people shop online. In Poland, since 2010 the index concerning online shopping has increased by 3.5 times. In 2010 the index was at the level of 95.5 points but in 2017 the index has been registered at the level of 281.4 points. Poland being compared to the average of European Union countries makes a very good impression. In 2010 the EU index indicated 98.8 points, whereas the index rose twice and it…

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European population projections for 2010-2100 »

European population projections for 2010-2100

According to the most probable scenario, UNdata forecasts that between 2010 and 2100 the population of Europe will diminish by 101 492 699 million residents. Then, the community of Europe would amount to 641 607 301 million people. Nations like Germany, Latvia and Poland are more likely to suffer. At the moment, the population of Europe is around 743 100 000 million inhabitants including 385 132 009 million women and 357 990 807 million men.…

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Teachers mostly teach in primary schools in Poland. Now it stands over 200 thousand people. »

Teachers mostly teach in primary schools in Poland. Now it stands over 200 thousand people.

Today is World Teachers’ Day which has been held annually since October 1994. In 2017 new provisions on education entered into force. This year gradual decline of junior high school has started. Teachers who have worked in junior high schools are assigned to primary schools, teaching in grade levels 7-8. More and more parents send their children to kindergartens. In the past, mothers usually stayed at home to look after their children. Now, as women…

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Today is World Animal Day. The prices of pets have increased by 100% for the past 20 years. »

Today is World Animal Day. The prices of pets have increased by 100% for the past 20 years.

Today is World Animal Day. The holiday was established in Florence in 1931. It is aimed at increasing social awareness of animal rights. The prices of pets, as well as other related products, veterinary and other services, have risen by 100 % for the past 20 years and there is no indication of a downward trend.

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The rate of carbon dioxide emission rights has risen by 50%. It is the next step predicted by ExMetrix forecast models. »

In Malawi tonne of pepper costs 700 USD, and in Vietnam, the price is ten times higher. Whereas in Poland the price amounts to 22 000 PLN on the basis of a USD/PLN exchange rate at 3,5.

The Ancient Romans appreciated advantages of pepper. Rumour has it that bread with peppered honey was a favourite snack of Emperor Nero of Rome. Alexander the Great brought pepper from Persia and India. In medieval England, pepper served as payment for rent, ransom, and fine. It was also a part of a dowry. Therefore it symbolised well-being. The world has changed, and pepper has entered our homes for good. In Malawi pepper is the cheapest…

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Non-ferrous metals market booming by the end of 2017. »

Soaring prices of butter in Poland. This problem also comes up in other countries.

Butter has become a burning issue in foodstuff. It’s turned out that its prices are not all-time high in Poland alone. The graph below depicts that Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices of butter has been increasing in Poland since September 2016. Since then, until the end of May 2017, it has grown up by 20 percentage points. Rising butter prices seem to be not related to the volume of its production. In fact, the chart…

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Cryptocurrencies revolutionise the global financial system. ExMetrix forecasts digital currency rates. »

Non-smoking is still in fashion in Poland

In Poland as well as in Europe a significant decrease of non-smokers has been registered. Smokers struggle with severe health problems such as ageing of the skin, cardiovascular disease, arteriosclerosis, respiratory distress and diabetes. Smokers are at particular risk of cancer and demise at the worst. Cigarettes contain addictive nicotine. Cigarette smoke is also dangerous for passive smokers. What has contributed to the reduction in the number of smokers? For sure, it is health awareness,…

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Only 1% of Polish GDP is intended for R&D. It is 2 times lower than the EU average. »

Decreasing number of academic students in Poland

The demographic decline is slowly hitting these days as a number of academic students in Poland has decreased since 2009. This was quickly followed by a falling number of higher education institutions that mainly concerns private schools which are not attractive for students anymore. As a result, the situation of Polish higher education doesn’t look promising. In spite of that, students are still perceived as a carefree and humorous community. However, the so called “endless…

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Compelling Relations – 6 – GOLD »