Articles tagged as: european union

April 16th, 2014

In the fourth quarter of 2013, the price of housing in the eurozone experienced a decrease of 1.4% over the same period of 2012, according to the harmonised index data published by Eurostat, which places Cyprus and Spain as the countries where prices fell most, with declines of 9.4% and ...

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April 8th, 2014

The National Statistics Institute announced last week that a total of 36,546,270 voters will be eligible to vote in the European Parliament elections next month. Of this total, 34,485,294 are Spaniards resident in Spain, 1,724,390 are Spaniards resident abroad and 336,586 are citizens from other countries of the European Union, ...

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April 4th, 2014

The unemployment rate in the eurozone remained stable in February at 11.9%, where it has stood since October 2013, according to the latest data from Eurostat, which is one tenth less than the unemployment rate registered in February 2013. In the whole of the European Union (EU), the unemployment rate in ...

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March 28th, 2014

Early on Sunday morning this weekend, at 2 a.m., the clocks go forward by one hour, to 3 a.m., signifying the beginning of summer time, which allows around 5 percent of energy to be saved. According to estimates from the Institute for Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE), these energy savings ...

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March 20th, 2014

Inflation in the eurozone fell by 0.7% in February, year-on-year, compared with 0.8% the previous month, the EU statistics office, Eurostat, reported this week. A year ago this indicator reached 1.8%. According to Eurostat, the monthly inflation rate in February was 0.3% for the countries that share the single European currency ...

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March 7th, 2014

The unemployment rate remained stable in the eurozone in January, at 12%, and also in the whole of the European Union (EU), at 10.8%, according to recent data published by the European Commission’s statistics office, Eurostat, which also confirms, according to their seasonally adjusted data, that unemployment in the eurozone ...

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February 27th, 2014

There are now more than eleven million empty homes in the European Union. Many were built in large tourist areas during the property boom before the financial crisis that erupted in 2008, and have never been occupied. Spain accounts for a large part of these vacant homes - 3.4 million. ...

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February 26th, 2014

Last week the Spanish Government approved the Law on Protection for Part-Time Workers. This law stems from the Royal Decree-Law 11/2013, of 2nd August. During the ratification process, the Minister for Employment and Social Security, Fátima Báñez, said that the new regulations will improve benefits for over 2.5 million people. ...

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February 25th, 2014

A total of 1,514,821 foreign citizens were registered with the Spanish Social Security System in January. This figure represents a decrease of 28,486 contributors, or 1.85%, and accumulates eight consecutive months of declines. In year-on-year terms, the number of foreign social security contributors continues to fall. Year-on-year, the number of foreign ...

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February 20th, 2014

The construction sector activity in the Eurozone experienced an increase of 0.9% in December, over the previous month, when it fell by 0.2%, while year-on-year it fell by two tenths, according to the latest data published by the European Union statistical office, Eurostat. In the whole of the EU, construction activity ...

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February 5th, 2014

The unemployment rate in the eurozone stood at 12% in December for the third consecutive month. The number of unemployed people in the region fell by 129,000 compared with November, the biggest drop since April 2007, to 19 million unemployed, thanks in part to the drop in unemployment registered in ...

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January 29th, 2014

The number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system in December dropped by 1,864 employed persons, and stood at 1,543,306, representing a 0.12% decrease, month-on-month. In year-on-year terms, the number of foreigners registered with the system continues to fall, and dropped by 6.23%, compared with a rate ...

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January 24th, 2014

According to data published by the EU's statistical office, Eurostat, the price of housing in Spain recorded an increase of 0.8% in the third quarter of 2013 over the previous three months, when it had fallen by eight tenths, which is the first upturn in this indicator since the second ...

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January 17th, 2014

According to the study 'Spain, No. 1 Destination Worldwide for Shopping', carried out by the shopping tourism consulting firm, Global Blue, non-EU tourists spent nearly 100 million euros shopping in Spain’s Málaga province between September 2012 and October 2013, which accounts for about nine percent of all purchases made by ...

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January 14th, 2014

The Alhambra Palace, in the Spanish province of Granada, had its best year for tourism in 2013, receiving 2.3 million visitors, which is a 2.42% increase over the figures of 2012. It remains the most visited monument of Spain and Andalusia’s main attraction, and grossed around 27 million euros. Adding ...

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