Category Archives: Social Affairs

51% of Youth Face Poverty and Social Exclusion in Romania

Eurostat released some critical stats. 51% of children and youth in Romania face poverty and some form of social exclusion. That’s almost double than the EU average. Adults stand at 38%. Well done! That pretty much explains why Romania, just … Continue reading

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Romanian Slumdog Millionaire Dies Rich

A Romanian 88-years old woman from Targu Carbunesti recently offered her own live version of Slumdog Millionaire. In her town, she was known as an old poor woman who was always out of money, food or water. She used to … Continue reading

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World Toilet Day: Romania Ranks First in EU

World Toilet Day: 2.5 billion people don’t have access to basic toilets #toilets4all #water4all pic.twitter.com/n3i23Jp4Gz — UNECE (@UN_ECE) November 19, 2013 I just found out that on 19 November we are celebrating World Toilet Day. First, I found it too … Continue reading

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Markets Don’t Engage Anymore

There are worlds and worlds: the pre-economic crisis and the post-crisis. I am not sure Romanians are in the post-crisis, practically we’re in the midst. What I find disturbing about the social consequences of the economic recession is that people … Continue reading

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UNICEF Campaign: Brighter future for African children

Brighter future for African children Leaders made a strong commitment to preventing child deaths, at the African Leadership for Child Survival: A Promise Renewed meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Enough Food for Everyone – IF Campaign 2013

The world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food. Over 100 charities join IF in 2013 to campaign for an end to global hunger. Be part of it now at enoughfoodif.org.

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Unemployment in Europe: Countries Should Work on Prevention Rather than Reaction Models

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has released some days ago the Global Employment Trends for 2013 available in English HERE. It basically adds to the grim situation highlighting the fact that unemployment has hit a new high with 4 more … Continue reading

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