Research demonstrates higher alcohol taxes help reduce alcohol consumption

Research demonstrates higher alcohol taxes help reduce alcohol consumption

“Tax increases may not sound the most attractive of policy options, but are the single most cost-effective way of diminishing demand and reigning back consumption,” says Dr Daniel Chisholm, Programme Manager in the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-course at WHO/Europe and co-author of a new study on alcohol control policies. […]

Animals suffer in Europe's summer of extreme heat

Animals suffer in Europe's summer of extreme heat

LONDON — Humans aren’t the only things suffering during this summer’s European heat wave.From hedgehogs to birds to insects, the extreme temperatures and lack of rain has taken a toll on animals of all sizes.The faster than usual evaporation of water has forced some animals in the U.K. to leave their natural habitats as they […]

Annual meeting of ministers to set health priorities in Europe

Annual meeting of ministers to set health priorities in Europe

On 17 September 2018 in Rome, Italy, health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, along with partner organizations and civil society, will gather for the annual WHO Regional Committee for Europe. The Regional Committee provides an opportunity to discuss and make decisions related to key health priorities […]

Fast Europe Open: UK retail sales, eurozone trade

Fast Europe Open: UK retail sales, eurozone trade

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Tesla, according to a person familiar with the matter, as part of an investigation into a tweet by founder Elon Musk over plans to take the electric carmaker private.  Mr Musk and Tesla have come under scrutiny since the August 7 Twitter post in which the chief […]

Europe and America Drift (Dangerously) Far Apart

Europe and America Drift (Dangerously) Far Apart

The Continent is something most Americans — those born after World War II — have more or less taken for granted. But now we need to seriously worry about Europe. There have been serious friction points like the 2003 Iraq invasion, for example, but for the most part America could count on Europe to be […]

Are You a Travel Insider?

Are You a Travel Insider?

As an American traveler, I too often let airlines dictate my life. When am I going on that cross-country trip I’ve been planning? Whatever dates the Big Three (Delta, United, American) or Southwest decides are cheapest. With few other modes of affordable transportation in this vast country, airfare reigns supreme. So the perfect antidote to […]

Poland is Europe's future — but which one?

Poland is Europe's future — but which one?

WARSAW — What is one to make of this Poland? One buzzes with youthful optimism: the economic success story of post-1989 Europe on daily show not just in the fast-rising high-rises of downtown Warsaw, but across Poland. Its dynamism is the envy of Europe. Another is ill-tempered and divided, obsessed with quarrels with each other […]

Global Treasury sales led by Europe in June

Global Treasury sales led by Europe in June

Europe led a global retreat from the US Treasury market in June, as the region’s central bank plots a slow retreat away from it bond buying program. The UK sold the most, shedding $21.1bn in Treasuries over one year in maturity, according to data from the US Treasury on Wednesday. In previous months Russia had […]

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