Mercer, one of the world’s biggest HR consulting firm, publishes its quality of life index every year, which includes the list of the safest cities. British newspaper Independent notes: this compilation is one of the most comprehensive of its kind. Mercer examined the cities’ relationship to other countries, internal stability, rate of crime and law enforcement, 24.hu reported.
Budapest is the 5th most dangerous on the list. According to the reason, social insecurity is on the rise since the outbreak of the refugee crisis. They recall the chaos at the railway stations and the demonstrations on the streets, when Prime Minister Viktor Orbán tried to stop the influx of refugees.
Sofia is the 4th on the list. It is the capital of the poorest country of the EU, increasing social insecurity and anti-government and anti-austerity protest are mentioned by Mercer.
Athens is now on the podium of the dubious list. The reasons are the demonstrations due to the economic difficulties and the increasing crime. The Greek capital is followed by Belgrade. Here, however, there are very few violent crimes, but corruption, theft and vandalism impair the quality of life, 24.hu wrote.
It is not a big surprise that the most dangerous European city is Kiev, the capital of Ukraine (in the photo). In addition to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, there are several thefts, vandalism and violent protests with hundreds of injured people and even dead.
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