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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.0% - EU28 at 10.6%Choose translations of the previous link 

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01/04/2014

Employment and social rights, Statistics

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.9% in February 2014, stable since October 2013. It was 12.0% in February 2013. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.6% in February 2014, down from 10.7% in January 2014.

 

Road safety: Second good year in a row puts Europe firmly on track towards target Choose translations of the previous link 

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31/03/2014

Statistics, Transport and travel

2013 is the second year in a row that saw an impressive decrease in the number of people killed on Europe's roads. According to preliminary figures, the number of road fatalities has decreased by 8% compared to 2012, following the 9% decrease between 2011 and 2012.

 

February 2014: Euro area annual inflation down to 0.7% - EU down to 0.8% Choose translations of the previous link 

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17/03/2014

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Statistics

Euro area annual inflation was 0.7% in February 20142, down from 0.8% in January. A year earlier the rate was 1.8%. Monthly inflation was 0.3% in February 2014.

 

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European Central Bank keeps interest rates unchanged

06/03/2014

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Statistics

The Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.25%, 0.75% and 0.00% respectively.

 

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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.0% - EU28 at 10.8%

28/02/2014

Employment and social rights, Statistics

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.0% in January 2014, stable since October 2013. It was also 12.0% in January 2013. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.8% in January 2014, stable since October 2013.

 

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Winter 2014 forecast: Recovery gaining ground

25/02/2014

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Statistics

The European Commission's winter forecast foresees a continuation of the economic recovery in most Member States and in the EU as a whole. After exiting recession in spring 2013 and three consecutive quarters of subdued recovery, the outlook is for a moderate step-up in economic growth.

 

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January 2014: Euro area annual inflation stable at 0.8% - EU down to 0.9%

24/02/2014

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Statistics

Euro area annual inflation was 0.8% in January 2014, stable compared to December 2013. A year earlier the rate was 2.0%. Monthly inflation was -1.1% in January 2014.

 

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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.0% - EU28 at 10.7%

31/01/2014

Employment and social rights, Statistics

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.0% in December 2013, stable since October. It was 11.9% in December 2012. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.7% in December 2013, down from 10.8% in November.

 

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December 2013: Euro area annual inflation down to 0.8% - EU stable at 1%

16/01/2014

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Statistics

Euro area annual inflation was 0.8% in December 2013, down from 0.9% in November. A year earlier the rate was 2.2%. Monthly inflation was 0.3% in December 2013.

 

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European Central Bank keeps interest rates unchanged

09/01/2014

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Statistics

The Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.25%, 0.75% and 0.00% respectively.

 

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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.1% - EU28 at 10.9%

08/01/2014

Employment and social rights, Statistics

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in November 2013, stable since April. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.9%, stable since May. 

 

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European Central Bank keeps interest rates unchanged

05/12/2013

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Statistics

The Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.25%, 0.75% and 0.00% respectively.

 

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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.1% - EU28 at 10.9%

29/11/2013

Employment and social rights, Statistics

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in October 2013, down from 12.2% in September. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.9%, stable compared with September.

 

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October 2013: Euro area annual inflation down to 0.7% - EU down to 0.9%

15/11/2013

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Statistics

Euro area annual inflation was 0.7% in October 2013, down from 1.1% in September. A year earlier the rate was 2.5%. Monthly inflation was -0.1% in October 2013.

 

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Autumn 2013 economic forecast: Gradual recovery, external risks

05/11/2013

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Statistics

In recent months, there have been encouraging signs that an economic recovery is underway in Europe. After contracting up to the first quarter of 2013, the European economy started to grow again in the second quarter and real GDP is set to continue growing in the remainder of this year.

 

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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.2% - EU28 at 11.0%

31/10/2013

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.2% in September 2013, stable compared with August. The EU28 unemployment rate was 11%, also stable compared with August.

 

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A comprehensive source of information to support the Europe 2020 strategy

29/10/2013

This is the first of a new series of annual publications providing statistical analyses related to important European Commission policy frameworks or other phenomena in society.

 

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September 2013: Euro area annual inflation down to 1.1% - EU down to 1.3%

16/10/2013

Euro area annual inflation was 1.1% in September, down from 1.3% in August. A year earlier the rate was 2.6%. Monthly inflation was 0.5% in September 2013.

 

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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.0% - EU28 at 10.9%

01/10/2013

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.0% in August 2013, stable compared with July. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.9%, also stable compared with July.

 

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August 2013: Euro area annual inflation down to 1.3%, EU down to 1.5%

16/09/2013

Euro area inflation was 1.3% in August, down from 1.6% in July. A year earlier the rate was 2.6%. Monthly inflation was 0.1% in August 2013.

 

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Euro area unemployment rate at 12.1% - EU 28 at 11%

30/08/2013

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in July 2013, stable compared with June. The EU28 unemployment rate was 11%, also stable compared with June.

 

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Euro area and EU27 GDP both up by 0.3%

14/08/2013

GDP rose by 0.3% in both the euro area and the EU27 during the second quarter of 2013, compared with the previous quarter, according to flash estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

 

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Industrial production up by 0.7% in euro area

13/08/2013

In June 2013 compared with May 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production grew by 0.7% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the EU27, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

 

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June 2013: Euro area unemployment rate at 12.1% - EU27 at 10.9%

31/07/2013

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in June 2013, stable compared with May. The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.9%, down from 11.0% in May.

 

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Consumer Scoreboard: more action needed for a true single market for consumers

23/07/2013

Protection of consumer rights still varies greatly between EU countries. Only 35% of Europeans are confident buying online from sellers in other EU countries and seven out of ten consumers do not know what do to when they receive products that they did not order.

 

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June 2013: Euro area annual inflation up to 1.6%, EU up to 1.7%

16/07/2013

Euro area annual inflation was 1.6% in June 2013, up from 1.4% in May. A year earlier the rate was 2.4%. Monthly inflation was 0.1% in June 2013.

 

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May 2013: Euro area unemployment rate at 12.1%, EU27 at 10.9%

01/07/2013

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in May 2013, up from 12.0% in April. The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.9%, stable compared with the previous month. In both zones, rates have risen markedly compared with May 2012, when they were 11.3% and 10.4% respectively.

 

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June 2013: Business and Consumers surveys

27/06/2013

In June the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) improved markedly, continuing last month's increase. Sentiment increased by 1.8 points in both the euro area (to 91.3) and the EU (to 92.6). The Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area increased by 0.07 points to ‑0.68.

 

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May 2013 : Euro area annual inflation up to 1.4%, EU up to 1.6%

14/06/2013

Euro area annual inflation was 1.4% in May 2013, up from 1.2% in April. A year earlier the rate was 2.4%. Monthly inflation was 0.1% in May 2013.