Which Countries Get the most EU Subsidies for Sustainable Energy Projects?

In order to reduce carbon emissions, the European Union set up the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (2014-2020) – the biggest EU research and innovation project looking into smart energy systems for a sustainable and renewable energy future.  Interested in sustainable energy, HeatingForce.co.uk analysed data on Smart Energy Systems within the Horizon 2020 programme to discover the countries receiving the…

What you Always Wanted to Know About The White House…But Were Afraid to Ask.

It’s been a week since Joe Biden officially became the 46th President of the United States and got the keys to the historic White House. Interested in symbolic landmarks, OnlineMortgageAdvisor.co.uk analysed global search volume data from online analytics tool Ahrefs to discover the most Googled questions about the White House. Some of the highlights from the research include:  ‘Where is the…

Holocaust Commemoration Day 27 January

The following are extracts from the speech of David Sassoli the President of the European Parliament yesterday on the occasion of Holocaust Commemoration Day. “Today we remember that 76 years ago the gates of Auschwitz-Birkenau were opened, revealing the horror of the Nazi genocide.” “What happened in that concentration camp and in all the other…

Avoid Red Tape When companies Prevent Human Rights Abuses

“Not every company can and must trace every single one of their possibly thousands of suppliers”, said Axel Voss MEP, ahead of the European Parliament’s vote in the Legal Affairs Committee on due diligence rules for the protection of human rights and the environment in the supply chain of European producers. The EPP Group advocates…

Corruption Index CPI 2020 Published by TI

Transparency International (TI) has published their annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). This index ranks countries based on their exposure to corruption in the public sector. Scores range from 0 (most corrupt) to 100 (least corrupt). The CPI 2020 found that Hungary scored 44 in 2020 and ranked 69th overall – placing the country alongside Bulgaria…

Pulling a “Sickie”

This year’s National Sickie Day falls on the 3rd of February, with researchers predicting it will cost employers £34million in total. There was an estimated 350,000 absences* from work on the first Monday of February last year, indicating this is when employees are most likely to call in sick, leaving employers unsure whether they are telling…

European Response to Ageing Population

Responding to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Ageing, published yesterday, Lily Parsey, Global Policy and Influencing Manager at the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC), said: “The Commission’s Green Paper is a promising step towards a concerted European response to ageing. Alongside other major trends like climate change and COVID-19, population ageing is one of…