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Research exposes scale of government’s social care crisis for disabled people in UK

February 19, 2013

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Thousands struggling to eat, wash or leave their homes New research exposes the true scale of the Government’s social care crisis for disabled people, which has left thousands without access to basic care to help them eat, wash properly and leave their homes. The report, ‘The Other Care Crisis’, is published by Scope, Mencap, The National […]

Emigration in Portugal up 85 percent

January 23, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN CORREIO DA MANHÃ) The number of people leaving Portugal rose 85% in 2011, to some 44,000 compared with 2010, with the group most affected being those aged 25 and 29.   Data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) relating to annual estimates of emigration point to 43,998 Portuguese and foreign nationals having moved […]

Red Cross warns: “Europe must be ready for popular uprisings”

January 9, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN REUTERS) Millions of Europeans who were relatively prosperous, now so difficult to get food on the table, that Europe must be prepared for popular uprisings similar to those in North Africa. The conclusion one is reached the International Red Cross because of the economic crisis in the EU. The world’s largest humanitarian organization […]

Suicides could rise in Portugal as jobs and social support drop

December 11, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THEPORTUGALNEWS) A rise in unemployment, in inequalities and a drop in social support are creating “the right conditions for a greater number of suicides to occur”, a specialist warned last week. “Suicide is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon and so it is hard to draw a line between suicide and anything”, however, “it […]

Study: Sweden ‘fails’ at job market integration

November 20, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL) Sweden is the second worst country in Europe when it comes to labour market integration, according to a new study from Stockholm University. “There is a lower rate of employment and higher unemployment among those who have been here for up to ten years compared to many other European countries,” sociologist […]

Rich, poor divide widens in Germany amid eurozone crisis

November 7, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN PRESSTV) A new report by Germany’s Labour Ministry has revealed that the gap between rich and poor continues to widen in Europe’s biggest economic powerhouse. ASH/JR.- The four-yearly poverty report shows that the number of rich people has risen sharply since 1998, adding one-tenth of the population owns 53 percent of the total wealth, […]

Financial crisis to blame for increased suicides in Italy

November 2, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN NEWS SERVICE-UMICH) The global financial crisis has contributed to an increase in the rates of suicide and attempted suicide for economic reasons in Italy, new research shows. By Ann Arbor.- A team of researchers, co-led by Roberto De Vogli, associate professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School […]