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Road deaths in the EU are still way off target

Road deaths in the EU are still way off target

The number of victims of road accidents is decreasing year after year in Europe, but its reduction is slower than anticipated. Every year, about 25,000 people still die in accidents in the EU. Author: Kostas Zafeiropoulos On the night of 11 August 2016, 29-year-old...

Greece’s deadly rail tracks

Greece’s deadly rail tracks

Greece takes the bloody lead in deaths and injuries in rail accidents in the EU, according to MIIR research results. Problems are mainly caused by unsafe level crossings, poor infrastructure and traffic management systems, and understaffed companies. Text - Research:...

Warning, No Signal

Warning, No Signal

Only 30 km of the whole rail network in Greece has functioning train traffic lights. The installation of new European Train Control System has derailed in the country because of mismanagement – costing tens of millions of public funds and several fatalities.  Author:...

Alexander the Bot

Alexander the Bot

From ‘ghost users’ to ‘cyborg bots’, a birn investigation shows how nationalists in north macedonia, greece and beyond are unleashing automated armies on social media to rally the masses. Kostas Zafeiropoulos | Bitola, Skopje, Athens | BIRN Date of publication:...

Tweets on the Dark Side of the Web

Tweets on the Dark Side of the Web

Tweets on the Dark Side of the Web Human and robots in the industry of political propaganda Research: Kostas Zafeiropoulos, Elvira Krithari, Janine Louloudi, Nikos Morfonios, Maria Sidiropoulou, Ilias Stathatos. This research was conducted in collaboration with...

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