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European Parliamentary Research Service Graphics Warehouse

September 29, 2014 Comments off

European Parliamentary Research Service Graphics Warehouse
Source: European Parliamentary Research Service

You can use our collection of graphs, charts, tables and maps with statistical data for any purpose (just please credit the European Parliamentary Research Service). The images were created by the EPRS based on statistical information from sources mentioned on the graphic.

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EU Council Library Think Tank Review — September 2014

September 26, 2014 Comments off

Think Tank Review — September 2014 (PDF)
Source: EU Council Library

Think tank publication activity did not cease during the summer. This double issue of the TTR carries content on Brexit, separatist pressures, banking union, economic governance, energy and much more, including, predictably, Franco-German relations and, less predictably, Google searches in Finland (!). Energy security in relation to the Ukraine conflict is obviously a key concern. Also noteworthy is a series of analyses on security issues, from defence industry to cyber-security, published around the time of the NATO summit in Cardiff. The European Council’s new Strategic Guidelines in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice received critical attention, as did the energy aspects of the June European Council. The recent elections and nominations to the top EU offices triggered a number of broad policy or strategy recommendations, and various reviews of possible institutional reforms.

Also noteworthy, this month, is a particularly rich selection of Regards croisés across Member State borders.

Progress in industrial competitiveness per EU country

September 25, 2014 Comments off

Progress in industrial competitiveness per EU country
Source: European Commission

The 2014 Member States’ Competitiveness Report “Reindustrialising Europe” found that European firms fought hard to maintain their competitiveness during the crisis originating in 2008. However, despite these efforts, without appropriate action at EU and Member State level the severe legacy of the crisis cannot be overcome.

Aggregate data demonstrates the recovery of exports and an increase in productivity in most Member States. However this positive data at EU level masks considerable differences between the performance and policies of Member States and sectors. The report indicates that many factors which hinder competiveness are common across Member States. Examples include lack of investment, limited access to finance and access to markets, in particular for SMEs; high energy prices, and the need for a more business friendly environment and a public administration.

The European Union’s response to Ebola

September 24, 2014 Comments off

The European Union’s response to Ebola
Source: European Parliamentary Research Service

A number of West African countries are currently experiencing the worst Ebola epidemic in history. As the situation continues to deteriorate rapidly, the European Commission has stepped up its response since March 2014 and is now pledging more than €147 million in response to the devastating human, sanitary, economic and political effects of this crisis for the region. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the European Parliament has shown its concern as regards this critical situation.

The EU in the world 2014 — A statistical portrait

September 24, 2014 Comments off

The EU in the world 2014 — A statistical portrait
Source: Eurostat

This article is an introduction to the online version of Eurostat’s publication The EU in the world (also downloadable as a PDF). It provides a selection of statistics on the European Union (EU) — considered as a single entity — in comparison with the 15 non-EU countries from the Group of Twenty (G20). It aims to give an insight into the European economy, society and environment in comparison with the major economies from the rest of the world.

EU — Labour force survey statistics – transition from work to retirement

September 19, 2014 Comments off

Labour force survey statistics – transition from work to retirement
Source: Eurostat

This article presents selected results from the EU Labour force survey (LFS) and its 2012 ad hoc module on the transition from work to retirement for the European Union (EU) and all its Member States, as well as for three EFTA countries. The data explain the transition from work to retirement, looking at types of pensions, the age at which people start receiving a pension, early retirement, persons who continue working after starting to receive a pension and the reasons for this, etc.

Undeclared work in the EU

September 17, 2014 Comments off

Undeclared work in the EU
Source: Eurofound

This survey data report examines the main findings on the supply side of undeclared work around the EU based on a Special Eurobarometer survey carried out in 2013. The report examines the survey methodology, the concept of undeclared work, the characteristics of those supplying goods and services on an undeclared basis, the types of work activities that are undeclared, and income levels from undeclared work, including the extent of the practice of offering cash in hand.

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