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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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added: 17-04-2013

In 2012, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €23.4 in the EU27 and €28.0 in the euro area (EA17). However, this average masks significant differences between EU Member States, with hourly labour costs ranging from €3.7 in Bulgaria, €4.4 in Romania, €5.8 in Lithuania and €6.0 in Latvia, to €39.0 in Sweden, €38.1 in Denmark, €37.2 in Belgium, €34.6 in Luxembourg and €34.2 in France. When comparing labour cost estimates in euro over time, it should be noted that data for those Member States outside the euro area are influenced by exchange rate movements.
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added: 09-04-2013

In February 2013 compared with January 2013, the volume of retail trade fell by 0.3% in the euro area (EA17) and remained stable in the EU27, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January retail trade rose by 0.9% and 0.8% respectively.
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added: 09-04-2013

In February 2013, compared with January 2013, the industrial producer price index rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.4% in the EU27, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January prices increased by 0.4% in both zones.
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added: 03-04-2013

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.0% in February 2013, stable compared with January. The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.9%, up from 10.8% in the previous month. In both zones, rates have risen markedly compared with February 2012, when they were 10.9% and 10.2% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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added: 29-03-2013

The current demographic situation in the EU27 is characterised by continuing population growth as well as by an ageing population. On 1 January 2012, the EU27 population was estimated at 503.7 million, a growth of 6% compared with 1992. Over the same period, the share of those aged 65 years or older in the population increased from 14% to 18%. As well as the population age structure, family structures are also changing, influenced by fewer marriages, more divorces and an increasing share of children born outside marriage.
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added: 29-03-2013

In 2012, there were 332 000 asylum applicants registered in the EU27. It is estimated that around 90% of these were new applicants and around 10% were repeat applicants. In 2011, there were 302 000 asylum applicants.
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added: 25-03-2013

Over the last decade, EU27 trade in goods with Japan has been characterised by a fall in the share of Japan, particularly significant in the case of imports, and by a marked reduction in the EU27 trade deficit with Japan.
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added: 25-03-2013

In 2010, GDP per capita, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards, in the EU27's 270 NUTS-23 regions ranged from 26% of the EU27 average in the region of Severozapaden in Bulgaria, to 328% of the average in Inner London in the United Kingdom.
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added: 25-03-2013

After growing steadily between 2002 and 2007, the total weight of goods handled in maritime ports in the EU27 remained nearly stable at 3.9 billion tonnes in 2008. It then fell by 12% to 3.4 bn tonnes in 2009 as the result of the economic crisis. From 2010 the weight of goods handled increased again, to reach 3.7 bn tonnes in 2011, still below the level recorded in 2008. Compared with 2010, the weight of goods handled increased by 2% in 2011.
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