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added: 24-04-2013

Among the 43 million part-time workers in the EU27 in 2012, 9.2 million wished to work more hours, were available to do so and can therefore be considered to be underemployed. Since the start of the economic crisis the proportion of part-time workers wishing to work more hours and available to do so has grown steadily, from 18.5% in 2008 to 20.5% in 2011 and 21.4% in 2012.
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added: 24-04-2013

In 2012, the government deficit of both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27 decreased in absolute terms compared with 2011, while the government debt rose in both zones. In the euro area the government deficit to GDP ratio decreased from 4.2% in 2011 to 3.7% in 2012, and in the EU27 from 4.4% to 4.0%. In the euro area the government debt to GDP ratio increased from 87.3% at the end of 2011 to 90.6% at the end of 2012, and in the EU27 from 82.5% to 85.3%.
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added: 22-04-2013

The EU27 external current account recorded a surplus of 31.4 billion euro (0.9% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with a surplus of 21.8 bn (0.7% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a second estimate released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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added: 22-04-2013

In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production fell by 0.8% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.4% in the EU27 in February 2013, compared with the previous month, according to first estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2013, production declined by 2.1% in the euro area and by 1.7% in the EU27.
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added: 19-04-2013

Euro area annual inflation was 1.7% in March 2013, down from 1.8% in February. A year earlier the rate was 2.7%. Monthly inflation was 1.2% in March 2013. European Union annual inflation was 1.9% in March 2013, down from 2.0% in February. A year earlier the rate was 2.9%. Monthly inflation was 0.9% in March 2013.
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added: 19-04-2013

In 2011, EU27 residents made 1.0 billion holiday trips, of which around one quarter were trips outside the country of residence (outbound trips). Looking in more detail at these outbound holiday trips, Spain was the top foreign destination of EU27 residents in 2011 (13% of all outbound trips), followed by Italy and France (both 9%). It should be noted that these figures refer to trips made by EU residents. They do not include trips made by non EU residents to the EU.
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added: 17-04-2013

The first estimate for the euro area (EA17) trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in February 2013 gave a 10.4 billion euro surplus, compared with +1.3 bn in February 2012. The January 2013 balance was -4.7 bn, compared with -9.2 bn in January 2012. In February 2013 compared with January 2013, seasonally adjusted exports rose by 0.1% while imports fell by 2.1%. These data are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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added: 17-04-2013

In February 2013 compared with January 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production grew by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January production fell by 0.6% and 0.5% respectively.
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added: 17-04-2013

House prices, as measured by the House Price Index (HPI), fell by 1.8% in the euro area and by 1.4% in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to data published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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added: 17-04-2013

Improving the EU’s performance in education is one of the key objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, adopted by the European Council in June 2010. Targets on education are to increase the proportion of persons having completed tertiary education and to reduce the number of early leavers from education and training.
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