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Economy & Jobs 16-05-2018

EU economies hit by collapse in investment, new data shows

Most EU countries have been hit by a collapse in investment in the past decade, according to data published by Eurostat on 14 May. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
Politics 09-01-2018

Austria wants to cut family benefits for children living abroad

The new Austrian government intends to cut family benefits for workers whose children live abroad. With this, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache started implementing their election campaign promises at the first meeting of their Council of Ministers. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 21-11-2017

Eurostat gauges EU progress on SDG implementation

Eurostat, the European Union statistical office, published on Monday (20 November) a monitoring report on how the EU as a whole implements the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing “significant” progress in five of them and “moderate” progress for eight others.
Future EU 17-05-2017

The EU: What happened to climate’s poster child?

The European Union, the third-largest emitter of planet-warming greenhouse gases after China and the United States, has long been held up as the poster child of efforts to save Earth's climate.

EU unemployment: Declining, but dependent on labour mobility

Britain’s exit from the EU could slow down Europe’s economic growth. However, unemployment forecasts remain positive. The latest Eurostat figures show that the number of jobless has been steadily declining. Aktuálně reports.

Eurozone unemployment falls below 10%

Unemployment in the eurozone has fallen below the symbolic mark of 10% for the first time since April 2011, EU data showed on Thursday (1 December).
Euro & Finance 24-08-2016

Commission defends Greek debt data after statistics scandal

The European Commission has defended the reliability of Greek statistics on the country’s debt, and called on Athens to counter “misleading media reports” that the data was falsified.
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Survey: Minimum wages uneven in EU

New EU data shows that there are huge differences in the minimum wage workers receive, depending on the countries in which they're employed. 
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Eurostat: One out of four EU citizens at risk of poverty

Almost 25% of the EU's population, or 122.6 million people, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2013, the EU's statistics office Eurostat said on Tuesday (4 November). 
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Euro & Finance 17-06-2014

Commission warns member states against labour tax cash cow

Eurostat has published its annual report on taxation trends in 2012, a year that saw tax burdens increase across the European Union. Brussels has warned member states against high taxation, especially on labour. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 16-06-2014

Eurozone price inflation hits trough in May

A further slowdown in eurozone inflation in May was confirmed on Monday (16 June), as the cost of telecommunication and food kept prices low, confirming a problem that the European Central Bank recently sought to stem.
Agrifood 17-12-2013

Falling cereal value hits French farmers’ income

France’s agricultural income per farmer dropped by 16.4% in 2013, largely due to the country's dependence on revenue from cereals, according to the European Commission.
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EU resource efficiency improves but trend remains ‘volatile’

The European Union generates €1.60 of economic value for each kilogramme of material consumed, compared to €1.34 a decade ago, but progress towards resource efficiency remains “volatile”, according to the EU’s statistics office.
Euro & Finance 14-08-2013

Finance Commissioner cautious as longest recession ends

The eurozone has exited its record 18 months of economic contraction as Eurostat GDP flash estimates recorded better than expected 0.3% growth in the currency area and in the wider European Union today (14 August).
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Economy & Jobs 02-04-2013

Eurozone unemployment hits new record high

Unemployment in the eurozone has hit a new record of 12%, according to official figures released by Eurtostat on Tuesday. In February alone, more than 33.000 people lost their jobs in the 17 countries of the euro area. Eurostat estimates that more than 26 million people in the EU are without work, of whom 19 million are in the euro zone.

German firms lead the EU in innovation, data show

Among the 27 EU member states, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium have the highest proportions of enterprises with innovation activity, according to a Eurostat survey.

Social protection spending increasing in the EU

The 27 EU countries are spending more on social protection because of the poorly performing economy, with total expenditure having increased by around 10% between 2007 and 2010, according to new figures from Eurostat.
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Eurozone unemployment at record high

  The number of jobless in the 17 eurozone countries has hit a new record in June, increasing pressure on the European Central Bank to find ways to help indebted states and spur growth, when it meets tomorrow (2 August).
Global Europe 29-11-2011

Panicking will not help us, says new US business leader

The path to sustainable growth is complex and measures taken will have an uncertain outcome, but this is a time for responsible action not panic, the newly elected American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) president, Hendrik Bourgeois, told EURACTIV on the eve of the EU-US summit.  

Immigration pushes EU population above 500 million

The population of the European Union surpassed the 500 million mark at the beginning of this year, with migration accounting for the majority of growth in 2009, according to estimates released yesterday (27 July).
Euro & Finance 08-06-2010

Countries to undergo deeper EU stats probes

Ministers meeting in Luxembourg yesterday (7 June) approved an overhaul of how the EU collects data from the bloc's public accounts, after Greece was caught tampering with the size of its deficits and amid fears that Hungary is doing the same.
Digital 16-11-2006

Only a third of households have broadband access

A Eurostat report has shown that although the internet is used at least once a week by half the EU’s citizens, broadband access is low in many member states.

Business R&D investment highest in manufacturing sector

Statistics show that European businesses invest significantly more in R&D and innovation in the manufacturing sector than in the services sector. 

High number of inventions in EU-10 in foreign hands

The latest Eurostat report on science and technology shows that foreign ownership of innovations is high in the new member states.