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added: 20-06-2012

In 2010, energy from renewable sources was estimated to have contributed 12.4% of gross final energy consumption in the EU27, compared with 11.7% in 2009 and 10.5% in 2008. The 2009 Directive on renewable energy set individual targets for all Member States, such that the EU will reach a 20% share of total energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. These targets take into account the Member States' different starting points, renewable energy potential and economic performance.
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added: 20-06-2012

The number of persons employed decreased by 0.2% in the euro area (EA17) and remained stable in the EU27 in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2011, employment fell by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU27.
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added: 20-06-2012

The first estimate for the euro area (EA17) trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in April 2012 gave a 5.2 bn euro surplus, compared with -4.5 bn in April 2011. The March 2012 balance was +7.5 bn, compared with +0.9 bn in March 2011. In April 2012 compared with March 2012, seasonally adjusted exports fell by 1.3% and imports by 3.0%.
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added: 18-06-2012

Euro area annual inflation was 2.4% in May 2012, down from 2.6% in April. A year earlier the rate was 2.7%. Monthly inflation was -0.1% in May 2012. EU annual inflation was 2.6% in May 2012, down from 2.7% in April. A year earlier the rate was 3.2%. Monthly inflation was 0.0% in May 2012.
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added: 18-06-2012

Hourly labour costs in the euro area (EA17) rose by 2.0% in the year up to the first quarter of 2012, compared with 2.8% for the previous quarter. In the EU27, the annual rise was 1.7% up to the first quarter of 2012, compared with 2.7% for the previous quarter.
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added: 14-06-2012

After significant falls in 2010, EU27 FDI (foreign direct investment) flows more than doubled in 2011. The EU27 FDI flows to the rest of the world (outflows) reached 370 billion euro in 2011, after having decreased from 316 bn in 2009 to 146 billion in 2010. FDI into the EU27 from the rest of the world (inflows) were at 225 bn in 2011, after having declined from 234 bn in 2009 to 104 bn in 2010.
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added: 13-06-2012

In April 2012 compared with March 2012, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.4% in the EU27. In March production decreased by 0.1% and 0.2% respectively. In April 2012 compared with April 2011, industrial production dropped by 2.3% in the euro area and by 1.7% in the EU27.
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added: 13-06-2012

The first analysis of 2011 corporate giving data, the most recent data available, reveals a majority of corporations worldwide have increased their giving year-over-year. According to the annual Corporate Giving Standard (CGS) survey, conducted by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) in association with The Conference Board, companies are driving toward restoring corporate giving to pre-recession levels.
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added: 12-06-2012

GDP remained stable in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27 during the first quarter of 2012, compared with the previous quarter, according to second estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2011, growth rates were -0.3% in both zones.
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added: 12-06-2012

In April 2012 compared with March 2012, the volume of retail trade fell by 1.0% in the euro area (EA17) and by 1.1% in the EU27. In March retail trade rose by 0.3% and 0.8% respectively. In April 2012, compared with April 2011, the retail sales index fell by 2.5% in the euro area and by 1.9% in the EU27.
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