Ending poverty and discrimination faced by Roma people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament adopted a set of recommendations aimed at improving the precarious situation of Roma settlements in the EU. Roma people with all the diversity that this term encompasses are the largest ethnic minority in Europe and face poverty and social exclusion in […]

Roma integration: fight social exclusion, poverty and anti-gypsyism, MEPs demand

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU and its member states must combat structural anti-gypsyism and legislate to ensure that Romani people have equal access to housing, education, healthcare and employment. The Civil Liberties Committee passed on Thursday a resolution denouncing that, due to persistent anti-gypsyism, Romani people in […]

In Rome you can swap plastic bottles for metro tickets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Just finished a drink? What if, instead of ending up in the trash, the container could go towards your metro fare? That’s an option just introduced in Rome, where citizens can get €0.05 […]

EU crisis aggravates structural differences, threatens cohesion

According to a Eurostat analysis of EU27’s household final consumption expenditure, the Baltic countries and Greece are still suffering most from the economic and financial crisis. The two authors of the report, Christine Gerstberger and Daniela Yaneva, stress that consumption is a key indicator of citizens’ well-being, with housing, energy, transport and food accounting for […]