The flow towards Europe project provides a vivid visualization of the refugee migration. It is an interactive map with breakdowns by country, and with a timeline covering the years 2012-2015.
Europe is experiencing the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Based on data from the United Nations, we clarify the scale of the crisis.
In Cyprus runs the story covering some criminal statistics of European Union in general, and Cyprus in particular. There are some analysis to the numbers and some breakdown by type of crime and so on.
If you are visiting Cyprus on holiday, you can be reassured that Cyprus is the safest country in the EU – based on analysis of data from the EU’s statistical office, Eurostat.
From the site, you can find out that there were 2.3 million crimes recorded in Spain in 2012 (the latest data), 4.4 million in the UK and just 8,000 crimes recorded in Cyprus in the same year.
The bit that caught my eye was the term “recorded crimes”. As if decreasing the number of recordings is one of the ways to minimize crime rate…
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Battle scars: How the first world war changed the world
Geography changed too. After the war the Treaty of Versailles carved out new countries from what remained of the old pre-war empires. Independence was granted to the Baltic states, which had been handed to Germany in 1918 as part of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which ended Russian involvement in the first world war. Poland was reconstituted from former Russian, German and Austro-Hungarian territories, and Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and a larger Romania were created.
Check the link for the cool swipe map overlay.
FactCheckEU is a fact-checking website that monitors MEPs and other EU politicians ahead of the 2014 European Parliament elections and checks if their numbers are correct.
European Parliament votes to end roaming charges, expand consumer rights and make it easier to create better telecoms
Today the European Parliament voted to end roaming charges by Christmas 2015, as part of a wider vote in support to the Commission’s proposed regulation for a “Connected Continent” (telecoms single market)*.
Cyprus Mail reports some good news:
STATE broadcaster CyBC has been given some €1.2 million towards digitising its archives, as part of an EU programme for Greece and Cyprus.
Earlier this week it signed an agreement on a project called Digital Herodotus.
The project is worth €1.7 million in total, of which CyBC has been allocated €1,184,000 and organisations in the Greek island of Mytilene, including a public library and a university, have been allocated the rest, CyBC said in an announcement.
CyBC has been given funds to set up a system to store and manage digital data and to obtain the technology needed to convert analogue video content from 1990 onwards to digital format.