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EUCDoYouKnow - June 2020

24 June 2020​​​​​​​​
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Do you know migrant rescue ships have returned to the Mediterranean for the first time in two months after the coronavirus movement restrictions begin to ease?

On Saturday (20 June), 67 people were brought to safety in Pozallo, Sicily, by the rescue ship Mare Iono – the first such operation since April.

The migrants' economic situation and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Libya appear to be the main factors in driving them across the sea.

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17 June 2020​​​​​​​​
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Do you know a French company has come up with self-cleaning and anti-stain fabric that can make public transport safer amid the Covid-19 pandemic?

This disinfectant and decontaminating velvet is capable of destroying many bacteria, microbes and viruses under ultraviolet light – thanks to a process called photocatalysis. These fabrics are mainly intended for transport but it could also be used in movie theatres and concert halls.

The transport network in Lyon has equipped some of its metro trains with this velvet. Other cities in France and around the world may soon follow suit.

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10 June 2020​​​​​​​
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Do you know Finland was among the first countries in the world to introduce 5G technology?

Finland first granted 5G licences in 2018 and Monday’s (8 June) auction was the second issue of licences, which will be valid until the end of 2033. Construction of the new networks will begin on 1 July.

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3 June 2020​​​​​​

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Do you know that 94% of Europeans say that protecting the environment is important to them personally as environmental issues have a direct effect on their daily life and their health?

Climate change, air pollution, growing amount of waste are considered the most important environmental issues. According to Europeans, the most effective ways of tackling environmental problems are by changing the way we consume, and the way we produce and trade.