Category: Global Affairs

Which are the cleanest cities in the US?

The State of the Air report, issued by the American Lung Association, had both worrying results, especially for cities in California who have implemented strict measures, but also offered some good results for others. The quality of air in the US is affected by emissions from power plants, vehicles, oil and gas drilling, wildfires and

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Can the opioid crisis cause a high-end property crash?

The latest victim of the opioid crisis is the life expectancy rate in the US. As opioid deaths increased and related suicide rates went up. According to the chief of the Analytic Studies Branch of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Renee Gindi: “It’s really the first time we’ve seen this multi-year drop” in decades.

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5 of the Cleanest Cities in the World Worth Visiting

The environmentally conscious among us dread the thought of visiting cities choked up with dirt and pollution. Making cities greener is not easy, but here are five shining examples of how it can be achieved, making these cities worth putting on your bucket list. Committed city counselors around the world understand that in order to

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EU golden visa risk: A hint at membership benefits?

As the European Union called for tighter control on so-called “Golden Visa” schemes, analysts rightly asked: Is there an underlying message behind the discussion? This may well serve as a reminder to smaller member states: That strategic benefits of EU membership, such as to sell citizenship and attract economically able migrants, should not be taken

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Germany house price news, analysis and trends

Housing prices The German housing market has been a historically stable one. However, the last four years have seen an upward trend in prices. Housing prices in Germany are becoming unaffordable and the main contributor is the shortage of availability. Housing supply is not keeping pace with demand. In 2017, dwelling building permits dropped by

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