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There are over 700,000 people with disabilities in Romania. Various disabilities. The country’s stable population is slightly over 21 million, according to the latest census. That’s over 700,000 people to whom the government pays social welfare and allowances (or whatever they’re called) from non-disabled taxpayers’ money – and that’s about all they get. This is… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

Think Outside the Boss Back in April I have spoken with Caterina, a 32 years old independent translator and interpreter from Portugal. Here is what she told me: “As an independent conference interpreter specialised in the chemical industry, I often look around to win procurement contracts in different European countries. I live in Portugal, my… » read more

  Posted by Solo-Entrepreneurship in Europe

I began hearing talks on ‘Social Innovation’ in 2012 for professional reasons. This is a repost of 7 cose che ho imparato sulla Social Innovation (in Italia), originally published on Medium by Fabiana Zeppieri (@Fabiazep, on Medium) and submitted to the Europe in My Region 2016 blogging competition. Nowadays, many of us in Italy know… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

The Cabárceno Natural Park is a tourist and nature conservation area located in the Pisueña valley, in the municipality of Penagos in Cantabria, Spain. It is home to more than 150 animal species cohabiting in a semi-freedom regime across an area of over 20 km which can be covered either by car, bicycle or on… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

The City of Săcele

  We are encouraged to use public transport for environmental reasons, to reduce traffic, to ensure public service sustainability, and to increase urban life quality. Awareness campaigns are funded out of the European or local administrative budget. This is a repost of Municipiul Săcele, originally published in Romanian by Marius Malinescu (@deretinut on Twitter, also… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

On May 11 the Greek government extended for a fourth consecutive time the law protecting primary residences from foreclosure. This refers to a wide category of non-performing loans (NPLs), covering as well medium-size enterprises with gross annual income lower than 50 million euros, occupying up to 250 employees. This regulation protects 94% of the total… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Since the spark of the financial crisis, Greece has been weak in building a sound business environment. In this fragile context, disastrous austerity came to give a final blow. The last three years of EU funds 2007-13 period were not as efficient as the domestic governments or the European Commission could expect, but this was… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

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