Preliminary flash estimate for the second quarter of 2016 - GDP up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28 - +1.6% and +1.8% respectively compared with the second quarter of 2015 European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 29 July 2016 Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28 during the second quarter of 2016, compared with the previous quarter, according to a preliminary flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the...
June 2016 - Euro area unemployment at 10.1% - EU28 at 8.6% European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 29 July 2016 The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.1% in June 2016, stable compared to May 2016 and down from 11.0% in June 2015. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2011.
Facility for Refugees in Turkey: over €1.4 billion in support of education and health for Syrian refugees European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 July 2016 The EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey bringing the total amount mobilised to more than €2 billion to finance actions in the field of health, education, socio-economic support as...
South Sudan: EU releases €40 million as humanitarian situation worsens European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 July 2016 The European Commission has released €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to South Sudan. The European Commission has today announced €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan, bringing the total support from the...
EU rules on remuneration for credit institutions and investment firms work, but the proportionality principle needs to be clarified European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 July 2016 The European Commission released today a report on the remuneration rules for credit institutions and investment firms. It finds that the remuneration rules are generally effective in curbing excessive risk-taking behaviour and short-termism.