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8 March 2016: International Women’s Day – Part-time employment of women in the EU increases drastically with number of children-Women earned on average 16% less than men in the EU

In 2014, the gender pay gap stood at 16.1% in the European Union (EU). In other words, women earned on average 84 cents for every euro a man makes per hour. Across Member States, the gender pay gap in 2014 … Continue reading

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Commission launches Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking

Today the European Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking within the EU and to strengthen the EU’s role in the global fight against these illegal activities. Today the European Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to … Continue reading

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Questions and answers on the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

Today the European Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking within the EU and strengthen the EU’s role in the global fight against these illegal activities. Why do we need an EU Action Plan against … Continue reading

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2014 GDP per capita in 276 EU regions – Twenty-one regions below half of the EU average… – …and five regions over double the average January 2016

In 2014, regional GDP per capita, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards, ranged from 30% of the European Union (EU) average in the Bulgarian region of Severozapaden, to 539% of the average in Inner London – West in the … Continue reading

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EU gives €15 million to Ukraine for humanitarian assistance

The European Union is increasing its humanitarian response to help people affected by the crisis in eastern Ukraine, with a new aid package worth €15 million announced today by European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides during … Continue reading

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Energy prices in the EU Household electricity prices in the EU rose by 2.9% in 2014 Gas prices up by 2.0% in the EU

In the European Union (EU), household electricity prices rose by 2.9% on average between the second half of 2013 and the second half of 2014 to reach €20.8 per 100 kWh. Since 2008, electricity prices in the EU have increased … Continue reading

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Labour costs in the EU – Hourly labour costs ranged from €3.8 to €40.3 across the EU Member States in 2014 – Lowest in Bulgaria, highest in Denmark

In 2014, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €24.6 in the European Union (EU) and €29.2 in the euro area (EA18). However, this average masks significant gaps between EU … Continue reading

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EU steps up its efforts to improve the health of millions in developing countries

European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, has today announced that the EU will provide €25 million per year in the period 2014-2020 to fund vaccines and immunisation programmes worldwide. The new support – more than double that previously committed, when … Continue reading

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