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Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.1%

Second quarter of 2018

Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.1%

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.9% in the second quarter of 2017, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was 2.2% in the second quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 2.0% in the second quarter of 2017. Leer más
How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Eurostat monitoring report

How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Sustainable development aims to achieve a continuous improvement in citizens´ quality of life and well-being. This involves the pursuit of economic progress, while safeguarding the natural environment and promoting social justice. For these reasons, sustainable development is a fundamental and overarching objective of the European Union and the progress towards the goals agreed at UN level in this area is regularly monitored and reported. Leer más
Chinese and European scientists  propose 28 complementary colours

In addition to the 11 basic colours

Chinese and European scientists propose 28 complementary colours

Whenever required to define the colours of an image, one usually falls back on a system of eleven well-known names, such as white, red, green and blue, but a team of Chinese and European scientists propose using an additional 28 terms, such as burgundy, salmon, lavender, plum, tan and olive green These new descriptors offer better results when it comes to classifying images, identifying people and visually monitoring individuals. Leer más
Annual growth in labour costs at 2.2% in euro area

Eurostat

Annual growth in labour costs at 2.2% in euro area

Hourly labour costs rose by 2.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.6% in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2018, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the first quarter of 2018, hourly labour costs increased by 2.1% and 2.8% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer más
Second quarter compared with the first quarter of 2018

Employment up by 0.4% in both the euro area and the EU28

The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2018, employment increased by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.These figures are seasonally adjusted. Leer más
European Parliament vote in favour  the legal framework for the European Solidarity Corp

Young people to volunteer and work all over Europe

European Parliament vote in favour the legal framework for the European Solidarity Corp

On 11 September MEPs voted in favour of laying down the legal framework for the European Solidarity Corps. The European Solidarity Corps aims to be the EU´s main entry-point for young people wanting to volunteer or work on projects to benefit communities and people across Europe. Leer más


Debates
Stronger anti-money laundering supervision for a stable banking and financial sector – Q&A Stronger anti-money laundering supervision for a stable banking and financial sector – Q&A

The Commission proposed to further strengthen the supervision of EU financial institutions to better address money-laundering and terrorist financing threats. While the EU has strong anti-money laundering rules in place, recent cases involving money laundering in some EU banks have raised concerns that those rules are not always supervised and enforced effectively across the EU.
Mariana Costa"We want to train young women to make them talented and competitive software developer" Mariana Costa"We want to train young women to make them talented and competitive software developer"

Meet Mariana Costa Checa, a young social entrepreneur from Peru. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Laboratoria (link is external), a company that has been training young women coding and software development skills in Latin America since 2014. Mariana will be attending Mobile Learning Week - UNESCO´s yearly flagship ICT in education event – taking place from 26 – 30 March 2018 in Paris.
Libros
Startup Cities "Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene" Startup Cities "Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene"

This book offers a comprehensive model for explaining the success and failure of cities in nurturing startups, presents detailed case studies of how participants in that model help or hinder startup activity, and shows how to apply these lessons to boost local startup activity.
 POLICIES Extend +  
9 million citizens have got involved in EU law-making
9 million citizens have got involved in EU law-making
16 and 17 year old young generations in Malta will have the right to have their voice counted
 INCLUSION POLICIES Extend +  
2018 World Autism Awareness Day observance "Empowering Women and Girls with Autism"
Over €31 million in humanitarian aid from Europe for Latin America and the Caribbean
UNESCO music video against gender stereotypes wins Communications Award
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EU-wide rules for safety of drones approved by European Parliament
EU has more digital specialists than before but skills gaps remain
A renewed agenda for Research and Innovation
 EMPLOYMENT Extend +  
Employment Social review confirms positive trends but highlights needs for skills and and inclusion
Euro area unemployment at 8.4%
New EU rules ensure better protection for 120 million holidaymakers this summer
 ECONOMICS Extend +  
Europe proposes to strengthen the supervision of money-laundering and terrorist finance threats
Commission takes action for a more competitive and innovative financial market
Small business access to alternative finance increasing as new bank lending declines
 CULTURE Extend +  
LUX Film Prize: official selection for 2018 revealed
New EU initiative to enable young people to discover Europe by rail
A new EU initiative allows young people to discover Europe by rail
 GREEN STRATEGIES Extend +  
Finland innovates with digital ´climate game´ to focus youth on the planet
5 June: World Environment Day
European Commission announces 16 Young Leaders who will take part of the EU Development Days
 HEALTH Extend +  
Are you really you when you´re hungry?
Are Breast Cancer Apps Reliable?
New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation
 SOCIETY AND CONSUMER Extend +  
Happy older people live longer, say researchers
300 participants join the European Validation Festival
Bad behavior to significant other in tough times has more impact than positive gestures
 SPORTS Extend +  
Olympic message of peace is universal, UN chief says in Pyeongchang
Registration open for the European Universities Games Coimbra 2018
European Parliament launches a new Multimedia Centre on 4 January
 EDUCATION Extend +  
Our brain predicts words before they are pronounced
Falciani and the Association Tactical Whistleblower launch a sustainable cryptocurrency
Europe call to order the Hungarian government plan to ban gender studies
 GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS Extend +  
Traineeships at the Parliament: new application period starting
Business investment rate stable at 21.6% in the euro area and 21.9% in the EU28
GoEuro reward young talent with an internship in Berlin
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1 Europe call to order the Hungarian government plan to ban gender studies
2 Europe proposes to strengthen the supervision of money-laundering and terrorist finance threats
3 Falciani and the Association Tactical Whistleblower launch a sustainable cryptocurrency
4 UN report calls for advancement of youth rights
5 European Parliament vote in favour the legal framework for the European Solidarity Corp
6 Employment up by 0.4% in both the euro area and the EU28
7 Happy older people live longer, say researchers
8 How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
9 Startup Cities "Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene"
10 Annual growth in labour costs at 2.2% in euro area
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