Wednesday, January 6, 2010
UK behind Lithuania, Czechs and Hungary
"Even former Communist countries where unemployment is still rife are considered better places to live. The Czech Republic and Lithuania were not even accepted into the European Union until 2004". "The U.S.A dropped from third to seventh place this because of last year's economic collapse. 'Sustaining the American Dream has escalated out of the reach of many,' said a magazine spokesman". Germany, which comes fourth in the overall survey, is widely praised for its efficiency and leisure facilities. The survey notes: "In Germany, everything works and works well. Its houses are built to last, and their legendary autobahns are still mostly without speed limits".