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“Common-Good”: Germany To Provide Greater Support For Social Enterprises

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 8:14 am |

The German government has unveiled its “national strategy” to provide comprehensive assistance and support for common-good-oriented companies. In the future, companies that focus on social and societal goals will find it easier to receive subsidies ... More >>

Fighting Housing Shortage: Airbnb & Co Should Share More Data With Authorities To Prevent Fraud

Friday, 21 July 2023, 7:16 pm |

The business of platforms like Airbnb and Booking is booming: more and more private apartments are being rented out online. While this is good for tourists and hosts, it also leads to significant problems in many cities: fraud, housing shortages and ... More >>

EU Adopts The World’s First Regulation On Cryptocurrencies

Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 6:39 pm |

The EU-Parliament passed a law to regulate cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin more strongly. The new regulation will protect consumers from losses, and it will make money laundering and terrorist financing more difficult. In addition, providers are to be held liable ... More >>

Leading Lawyers Take Side Of Climate Activists

Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 9:00 pm |

As climate scientists offer final warnings on our planet’s future, climate activists are becoming more and more determined to force change – whatever the cost. Their protests are increasingly controversial and disruptive, as those looking to secure ... More >>

Portugal Caps Rents, Gives Away Vacant Flats & Suspends VAT On Basic Foodstuffs

Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 8:58 pm |

Inflation is driving more and more unexpecting people into poverty. The Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Greens nevertheless refuse to take action against the skyrocketing prices. The Portuguese government shows that there is another way: ... More >>

“Creating Prosperity Together”: How The Social Economy Model Saved The English City Of Preston

Thursday, 13 April 2023, 6:24 pm |

For a long time, Preston was the centre of industry in England. But when the city’s big companies decided to move production to low-wage countries, the economy collapsed and Preston plunged into a deep crisis. The people of Preston didn’t let it get ... More >>

Train Collision, Toxic Derailment & Deadly Earthquake: How Cost-cutting Led To Disaster In Turkey, Greece & Ohio

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 9:47 pm |

A train collision in Greece, a toxic derailment in Ohio, and thousands killed under collapsed buildings in Turkey – February 2023 was a month marked by tragedy across the world. What unites those affected by these disasters is a feeling of injustice ... More >>

A Berliner Builds Tiny Houses And Gives Them To Homeless People

Saturday, 25 March 2023, 5:25 am |

The association Little Homes e. V. builds tiny mobile houses and gives them to homeless people. To date, it has built nearly 248 of these shelters. In the meantime, 148 former residents have found a real home again. For them, the gift was a turning point. ... More >>

Less Hustle And Bustle And Loneliness: Supermarket In The Netherlands Has “Chatting Checkouts

Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 9:00 pm |

The Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has introduced slower checkouts for the first time in 2019. The idea is to give customers more time not only to pay and pack, but also to talk to the cashiers. The aim is to counteract the rampant loneliness, especially ... More >>

France: Montpellier Makes Public Transport Free Of Charge

Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 8:57 pm |

After two successful test phases, the city’s decision has been made: bus and tram travel will become free for Montpellier’s residents. From December 2023, none will have to pay for public transport. In this way, the city aims to reduce air pollution, ... More >>

New Study: Corporate Profits Drive Up Inflation In Australia – Not Higher Wages

Sunday, 5 March 2023, 5:54 am |

A recent Australia Institute report has shown that profiteering is the source of the country’s high inflation. This is in contrast to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s fearmongering claims that higher wages are the main threat to economic growth and ... More >>

Scotland Makes Historic First ‘Loss And Damage’ Payment To Climate Change-stricken Malawi

Thursday, 2 March 2023, 6:25 am |

Scotland has become the first nation to provide ‘loss and damage’ funding having pledged a total of £7 million to date. The decision comes after an agreement between 200 nations at last year’s COP27 summit to give financial help to developing nations ... More >>

Bolivia: Less Poverty And Booming Economy Through Nationalisation Of Mineral Resources

Thursday, 2 March 2023, 6:23 am |

Bolivia, a country in the Andes, has developed strongly in recent years. Since the left-wing president Evo Morales took office, poverty in the country has been more than halved, life expectancy has risen by four years and the economy is booming. ... More >>

Peace, Environmental Protection, Integration – Costa Rica A Model State For Latin America?

Sunday, 26 February 2023, 5:33 am |

Costa Rica went its own way: without an army, but with investments in education and health, a sustainable economy and an open society, Costa Rica became a model state in Latin America. Costa Rica is one of the most prosperous, peaceful and sustainable ... More >>

“Watershed” Agreement: Farmers, Water Suppliers, Communities Work Together To Protect Forests & Water Sources In Bolivia

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 9:08 pm |

In Bolivia, 24,000 farmers in cooperation with communities and public water suppliers protect more than 600,000 hectares of forest from deforestation, exploitation, and the interests of mining companies—and thus protect the regional water supply in ... More >>

France: Mass Protests Against Higher Retirement Age

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 6:24 am |

France’s President Emmanuel Macron wants to raise the retirement age by two years. However, 72 percent of French people are against the pension reform—and the trend is rising. Since mid-January, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets ... More >>

Rent Cap In Denmark: Rents May Increase By A Maximum Of 4 Percent

Thursday, 2 February 2023, 6:25 am |

Denmark introduced a rent cap. The rents were set to rise by 10 percent because they are linked to inflation—as they are in Austria. But the Danish government has removed this link in order to ease the burden on households: rents may increase ... More >>

Nobel Prize Winner Stiglitz Wants 70% Tax On Top Incomes

Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 7:21 pm |

Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz is concerned about increasing social inequality in the world. The gap between rich and poor is widening. To reverse the trend, he calls for the super-rich to pay a higher income tax and a wealth levy. He says introducing ... More >>

EU To Severely Restrict Export Of Waste To Third Countries

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 6:36 am |

The European Parliament voted in favor of a law that restricts the export of waste. Waste from the EU should be processed in an environmentally friendly way—and no longer exported on a large scale to third countries in the EU. There, it often pollutes ... More >>

EU: Companies With More Than 100 Employees Must Disclose Wages To Make Pay Gaps Visible

Sunday, 15 January 2023, 7:02 pm |

The European Council, the Commission and the Parliament have agreed on the main points of the new EU Pay Transparency Directive. The directive aims to end the pay gap between women and men. In the future, companies with more than 100 employees ... More >>





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