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What is the Digital Economy and Society Index?

What is the Digital Economy and Society Index? The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is an online tool to measure the progress of EU Member States towards a digital economy and society. As such, it brings together a set … Continue reading

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How digital is your country? New figures show action needed to unlock Europe’s potential

Today the European Commission published the results of the 2016 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). The findings show that Member States have made progress in areas such as connectivity and digital skills, as well as in … Continue reading

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International aviation: EU launches new aviation partnership with China

Today, the College held an orientation debate on the economic and social challenges of Member States, on the progress they made in addressing their 2015 country specific recommendations and in tackling macroeconomic imbalances. This debate took place against the background … Continue reading

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Eurostat: 18% of unemployed persons in the EU found a job

Out of all persons in the European Union who were unemployed in the second quarter 2015, 62.7% (12.9 million persons) remained unemployed in the third quarter 2015, while 17.9% (3.7 million) moved into employment and 19.4% (4.0 million) towards economic … Continue reading

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9 February: Safer Internet Day – 1 out of 4 internet users in the EU experienced security related problems in 2015 – Security concerns limited uptake of certain activities

9 February: Safer Internet Day – 1 out of 4 internet users in the EU experienced security related problems in 2015 – Security concerns limited uptake of certain activities Brussels, 8 February 2016 In the European Union (EU), the proportion … Continue reading

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Speech by EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete at the Bruegel event “How will the Paris agreement impact EU climate and energy policies?”

I am pleased to be here with you today, speaking at this prestigious institution. Since its opening in 2005, Bruegel has not only become a world reference in economic policy circles; its reports and well-founded economic analyses also shape and … Continue reading

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Third quarter of 2015 compared with the second quarter of 2015 – Employment up by 0.3% in euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28 – +1.1% in both zones compared with the third quarter of 2014

The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical … Continue reading

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First estimates for 2015 – Real agricultural income per worker down by 4.3% in the EU

According to first estimates, real agricultural income in the European Union (EU) has fallen by 6.0% in 2015 compared with 2014, while agricultural labour input has dropped by 1.8%. As a result, real agricultural income per worker in the EU … Continue reading

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Speech by President Juncker at the European Parliament Plenary session on the Economic and Monetary Union

Sehr verehrter Herr Präsident, Herr Präsident der Eurogruppe, Herr Vizepräsident der Kommission, meine sehr verehrten Damen und Herren, liebe Kollegen, Dies ist eine wichtige Debatte, wie der Präsident zu Recht ausgeführt hat, was auch die massive Präsenz in diesem Plenarsaal … Continue reading

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European Commission holds orientation debate on how to complete the Banking Union

The European Commission today held an orientation debate about the next steps needed to complete the Banking Union. This debate is an indispensable part of achieving a full and deep Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), and in particular about bringing … Continue reading

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