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A dieci giorni dall’accordo tra Ue e Turchia, raggiunto lo scorso 18 marzo, il flusso di migranti verso le sponde greche sembra essersi notevolmente ridotto. Mentre dall'inizio dell'anno a metà marzo sbarcavano in Grecia quasi 1.900 migranti al giorno, nell'ultima settimana il numero di persone giunte sulle isole greche è sceso a meno di 70 al giorno.
Grecia – Italia: 5 a 1
Questo è il rapporto tra gli arrivi sulle coste greche e quelle italiane nel 2015. Sproporzione che appare ancora più evidente se si pensa che i soli afghani giunti in Grecia lo scorso anno sono stati più di tutti i migranti arrivati nel nostro paese.
Com’è cambiata la ripartizione dei migranti nel primo piano di ricollocazione tra quanto proposto dalla Commissione a maggio e quanto concordato tra i paesi nel Consiglio Ue di luglio?
Il grafico riporta i dati delle domande di asilo accettate negli ultimi anni (inizio 2008-inizio 2015) da alcuni paesi europei (qui la lista completa). Germania, Svezia e Italia si distinguono per essere i paesi che in assoluto hanno accolto più richiedenti asilo. Alto non in termini assoluti ma in proporzione alla popolazione anche il dato di Malta. Questi quattro paesi sarebbero quindi tra i maggiori beneficiari di un sistema per la ripartizione dei richiedenti asilo tra i paesi europei.
According to a poll released by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies of Doha, the support for ISIS does not exceed 15% in seven of the eight Arab countries that were examined by this institute. The statistics show that there is no significant difference between these states in terms of support for this group. A negative opinion toward the so called Islamic State prevails in most of the Arab states.
Italy is traditionally a big consumer of natural gas and it represents the third largest gas market in Europe, preceded only by Germany and the UK. In 2013 Italian final consumption amounted to 68 billion cubic meters (Bcm), 15% of the whole EU market. And with more than 34.500 km of pipelines, 16 Bcm of storage capacity and 350 million cubic meters per day of import capacity, the Italian natural gas system lies at the core of the EU system.
In 2012, Germany was the largest energy consumer in Europe and the eighth-largest energy consumer in the world. Although it represents one of the largest European producers of solar and wind energy, coal is still Germany's most abundant indigenous energy resource, and it accounted for about 24% of its total primary energy consumption in 2012, a slight increase over the previous few years.
The Convention adopted in 1951 by the United Nations defines refugees as:
“Any person who: owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country”.
We already know that the global economy is increasingly being driven by the growth and dynamism of the ‘South’. We already know that the big China has one of the fastest growing economy and that rich western countries are barely coming out from a long and wearying crisis. But, how much exactly the world economic scenario is going to change? And what kind of measures can give us a concrete perception of that?
United Nations predict that, by mid-century, there will be an additional 2.2 billion people in the world, bringing the total to approximately 9.5 billion (about 30% more than we are today). Africa and Asia will each grow by a billion, while the rest of the world will add some 200 million.
There is no news that the Chinese economy was considered likely to surpass the US, but the projections were long-term and the shift was not expected before 2020. On Wednesday, April 29th, the International Comparison Program (ICP) of the World Bank announced that this could happen in 2014.
Algeria, the largest country in Africa, is one of the three biggest producers of hydrocarbons of the continent, after Libya and Nigeria. In particular, it is among the top 10 producers of natural gas in the world and the third biggest producer of oil in Africa after Nigeria and Angola.
On February 9, Swiss voters sided "against mass immigration" in one of three referenda held on the same day. The question proved divisive, and just a tiny majority of Swiss (50.3%) voted in favor of the initiative that aims at curbing immigration by imposing quotas. Voters in Ticino, the main Italian-speaking Swiss canton, instead sided clearly in favor of the proposal. (...)