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German consumers spent close to € 1.6 trillion in 2013. Berlin 2013 [Sascha Kohlmann/Flickr]
Health 26-06-2014

ECB interest rate cut bolsters spending in Germany

After an ECB resolution to push interest rates to all-time lows, the inclination to save is dwindling among consumers, a trend apparent among Germans, who are spending more than they have in seven years. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU Elections 2014 17-12-2013

Money. Let’s make it count.

Ever wonder where the EU budget goes? In these challenging times, it's all about smart spending.
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Euro & Finance 27-11-2013

Baffled by the EU Budget

How is the EU budget drawn up? Are we shelling out a fortune to fund it? How does it benefit Member States? EPTV sheds light on today's big budget questions.   Comment on:  Google + http://tinyurl.com/orh99s6 Facebook http://www.facebook.com/europeanparliament Twitter https://twitter.com/Europarl_EN
Health 21-11-2013

Health spending fell sharply during crisis: OECD

Between 2009 and 2011, health spending per capita fell in one out of three OECD countries, with those hardest hit by the crisis most affected, according to a new report by the influential Paris-based think tank, published today (21 November).
EU Priorities 2020 08-11-2013

Tight EU budgets usher in new era of efficient spending, innovative finance

SPECIAL REPORT / When there is less money, the only way to cope is to spend it better and more efficiently. This is the age-old principle behind Brussels' approach to the next EU budget, for 2014-2020.

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.
Regional Policy 21-04-2011

Brussels defends 5% budget increase for 2012

The European Union's budget chief defended plans yesterday (20 April) to increase the bloc's spending by 4.9% next year, saying the proposal struck a balance between austerity and the need to boost growth.
Euro & Finance 15-07-2010

Europeans prefer spending cuts to higher taxes to reduce deficits

Citizens in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the UK – the five largest EU countries – want their governments to cut spending rather than raise taxes to reduce deficits and public debts, according to a new Financial Times/Harris poll.
Elections 10-06-2010

Dutch poll: Liberals lead, anti-Islam party make huge gains

Liberals won a narrow one-seat lead in the Dutch election, putting them in pole position to form a coalition that must tackle a ballooning budget deficit, preliminary results showed this morning (10 June).