3rd Dec 2023


Single-person households in the EU on the rise

One third (34 percent) of households in the EU were single-person households without children in 2017, up from 31 percent in 2010, according to Eurostat figures published on Friday. Sweden tops the chart with over half (51 percent) single households, followed by Denmark (44 percent) and Lithuania (43 percent). At the other end Malta had just 20 percent single households, 22 percent in Portugal and Slovakia.

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Brussels denies having no 'concern' on Spain's amnesty law

The Spanish government remains secretive about its negotiations with pro-independence Catalans, but claims the EU Commission has "zero concerns" about their proposed amnesty law for Catalan separatists. The EU executive denies that.


Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

Discussion of the biggest existential threat humanity has ever faced is barely mentioned on billboards or signage in Dubai — yet visitors are made aware quite quickly that t world rugby sevens tournament is imminent.

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