Articles tagged as: european union

December 17th, 2014

The European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, reported that employment rose by 0.2% in the eurozone and by 0.3% in the European Union (EU) between July and September, compared with the previous quarter. In the second quarter of the year, employment had risen by 0.3% in both the eurozone and in the ...

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December 8th, 2014

According to the second estimate published on Friday by Eurostat, which is in line with Bloomberg’s expectations and confirms the preliminary data published on 14th November, the gross domestic product (GDP) in the eurozone grew in the third quarter of the year by 0.2%, compared with 0.1% in the previous ...

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December 2nd, 2014

According to the latest data published by the European Union statistical office, Eurostat, the unemployment rate in the eurozone remained stable in October for the third consecutive month, at 11.5%, while among the EU Member States, Spain registered the second highest unemployment figure (24%), just behind Greece (25.9%). The unemployment rate ...

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November 25th, 2014

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism reported this week that, according to data collected by their tourism studies department, in the first ten months of this year the low cost airlines transported a total of 28.9 million passengers, which represents an increase of 10.3% over the same period of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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