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Majority of Europeans Embrace Digital Travel Documents Border Crossings

A substantial majority of Europeans are rallying behind the idea of digital travel documents, recognizing their potential to streamline border procedures, enhance security, and simplify travel within and outside the Schengen area, according to a recent survey.

EU Mandates 70% Green Jet Fuels at Airports by 2050

In a significant move toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have given their approval to new legislation aimed at increasing the use of sustainable jet fuels in the EU. This legislation is part of the broader "Fit for 55 package," which seeks to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and make the EU climate-neutral by 2050. The focus is on encouraging the aviation sector to adopt eco-friendly fuels to curb emissions.

Climate Change Impacts Pathogen Prevalence in Birds and Bats

Climate Change Impacts Pathogen Prevalence in Birds and Bats

Financial Struggles Plague Europeans as Inflation Takes Its Toll

In 2023, the financial situation for many Europeans continues to be a cause for concern. A recent survey reveals that more than half of Europeans (55%) believe that their purchasing power has declined over the past three years, with countries like Greece (64%), Serbia (63%), and France (60%) feeling the impact most acutely.

End of First Human Occupation in Europe Linked to Extreme Cooling

Around 1.1 million years ago, a substantial cooling of the climate in southern Europe led to the extinction of early human populations on the continent, according to a recent study led by researchers from UCL. The findings, published in the journal Science, reveal the existence of previously unknown extreme glacial conditions during that period, driving the climate to levels unsuitable for archaic humans and ultimately causing their disappearance from the continent.

Repatriation of Migrants in the EU: 1,41,060 Denied Entry in 2022

Repatriation of migrants to their countries of origin, is a complex issue in the European Union (EU). In 2022, significant numbers of migrants faced entry refusal and return decisions due to visa or residency permit issues, prompting the EU to explore streamlined asylum procedures and voluntary return initiatives.

Heat wave Threatens Children in Europe, Central Asia

UNICEF has reported that half of all children in Europe and Central Asia, totalling 92 million, are exposed to high heat wave frequency, posing serious risks to their health and education. This is double the global average of 1 in 4 children exposed to high heat wave frequency. The region must urgently invest in mitigation and adaptation measures to protect children from the adverse effects of climate change.

EU Energy Poverty: Call for Strong Political Will

Learn about the concerning rise in energy poverty affecting approximately 42 million people in the EU. Discover the European Economic and Social Committee's (EESC) proposed strategies, including inflation control, renewables, energy efficiency, and equitable access to essential energy services.

Direct selling in Europe largely led by women

Direct selling in Europe is predominantly driven by women, with an impressive 85% of direct sellers being female, said a survey by IPSOS

Cerberus Heat wave Grips Europe: Climate Change and Impact

The Cerberus heat wave intensifies across southern Europe, with temperatures soaring and surpassing records. Discover the causes, impacts, and the urgent need for climate change adaptation in the face of increasingly frequent and severe heat waves.