Articles tagged as: european union

November 19th, 2014

According to Eurostat’s flash estimate for the third quarter of the year, the gross domestic product (GDP) of the eurozone grew by 0.2%, compared with the rise of 0.1% in the previous three months, and 0.3% in the first quarter, which places Greece, Slovakia and Spain as the economies with ...

Continue reading Eurozone GDP Grew by 0.2% in Q3

November 7th, 2014

Following the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held in Berlin last week, together with the political agreement reached at the EU ECOFIN Council meeting on 14th October for establishing this type of automatic exchange of information system within the European Union, a total of ...

Continue reading Spain Signs Historic Tax Information Exchange Agreement

November 6th, 2014

The unemployment rate in the eurozone remained stable in September for the fourth consecutive month, at 11.5%, although half a point below the rate recorded a year ago, according to data from the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, which places Spain once again (with 24%) as the country with the ...

Continue reading Spanish Unemployment Falls to 24%, Eurozone Stays at 11.5%

October 31st, 2014

The National Institute of Statistics published a news release this week relating to the municipal elections which are due to be held in Spain on 24th May 2015. The Electoral Census Office has sent a communication to 422,008 EU citizens who are resident in Spain but who have not previously expressed ...

Continue reading Spain Municipal Elections May 2015

October 29th, 2014

It has been widely reported that the decline in housing prices is coming to an end in Spain, in general, although the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) warn that they still could have some way to go. Published along with the European and Spanish banks’ stress ...

Continue reading Could Spanish House Prices Drop by another 8.1% to 2016?

October 23rd, 2014

Passenger car registrations in the European Union in September grew by 6.4% compared with a year earlier, to reach a total of 1,235,501, according to the latest data released by the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). This is the thirteenth consecutive increase registered, and represents an accumulated increase for the ...

Continue reading Spain No. 1 for European Car Registrations

October 21st, 2014

In the first eight months of 2014, exports of Spanish goods grew by 0.9% year-on-year to 157.19 billion euros, which is the highest figure since records began in 1971. In real terms, growth was even higher, at 1.9%, since export prices measured using Unit Value Indices (UVIs) fell by 1%. ​The ...

Continue reading Spanish Exports Highest Since 1971

October 15th, 2014

According to a study by multi-specialist recruitment consultancy, Randstad, prepared from more than 15,000 interviews with employed professionals in over 30 countries, 40% of Spanish employees hope to find a new job in the next six months, which is up slightly from the percentage registered a year earlier. Despite the positive ...

Continue reading 40% of Spaniards Want to Change Jobs

October 2nd, 2014

The construction industry in Spain seems to have finally regained a pulse after years spent in a critical condition. El Mundo reported that national production closed the month of July on a high, consolidating its place among the European motors of the industry, to the delight of the Spanish Government. ...

Continue reading Spain Among the European Motors of Construction

September 10th, 2014

El Prat de Llobregat airport in Barcelona, registered a record 4.2 million passengers in August, its highest figure to date, which exceeds the previous record of August 2013 by 8.6%. In addition, it beats the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport for a second time, which handled 3,990,993 passengers in August. According to ...

Continue reading Barcelona Airport Received Record 4.2 Million Passengers in August

September 8th, 2014

According to the fourth annual analysis of the housing market in Spain, carried out by the real estate department of Deloitte, the cumulative decline in house prices since the beginning of the crisis has caused the average rate of effort of Spanish households (percentage of household income spent on mortgage ...

Continue reading Buying a Home More Affordable in Spain than in the EU

August 26th, 2014

Early estimates published last week by the EU statistics office, Eurostat, indicate that, in the second quarter of the year, Spain was the European Union (EU) country where construction output rose most, after registering an increase of 7.0%. Spain was also the fourth country in the EU with the largest year-on-year ...

Continue reading Spain Leads European Construction Growth in Second Quarter

July 31st, 2014

Housing is a significant economic sector in the economy of any country. Through it, you can not only identify the quality of life of a nation, but also their standard of living and their economic situation. For this reason, Casaktua.com has conducted a study on Europe which analyses the situation ...

Continue reading Spanish Homes Among the Cheapest in Europe

July 30th, 2014

Foreign contributors to the Spanish Social Security system amounted to a total of 1,609,677 persons in June, representing an increase of 0.09% over the previous month, according to data published last week by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security. Compared to May, the number of foreign citizens contributing to the ...

Continue reading Foreign Social Security Contributors Up 0.09% in June

July 23rd, 2014

According to data from the EU statistics office, Eurostat, the Spanish construction sector is once again looking buoyant, as the production in this sector registered an increase of 42.4% year-on-year in May, the highest percentage in Europe. This percentage is well above the increases registered for the eurozone (3.5%) and ...

Continue reading Spanish Construction Sector Fastest Growing in Europe