Saturday

19th Aug 2017

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Teenage drinking and smoking in decline

Drinking and smoking among school students aged 15 and 16 has dropped, the EU drug agency EMCDDA says. A survey conducted last year across 35 European countries, including 24 EU states, found that 47 percent had tried smoking, compared with 67 percent in 1995. Some 81 percent had tried drinking alcohol, compared with 89 percent in 1995.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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