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EU organic farming: 16.9 million hectares in 2022

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The area used for organic agricultural production in the EU continues to increase, and in 2022 reached 16.9 million hectares (ha), up from 15.9 million ha in 2021 and 14.7 million ha in 2020. In 2022, the area used for organic farming was…

At risk of poverty rate slightly decreasing in 2023

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According to the EU statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) 2023, based on 2022 income, 16.2% of the EU population were at risk of poverty, a slight decrease compared with the survey results in 2022 (16.5%, based on 2021…

Actual individual consumption per capita in 2023

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In 2023, actual individual consumption (AIC) per capita expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) varied from 70% to 138% of the EU average across the 27 EU countries. AIC includes all goods and services that households use,…

Tuesday, Jun 18

Faster access to clinical trial information in Europe

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The launch of a new version of the Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS) will allow earlier and more efficient access to information about clinical trials in the European…

European Statistical Monitor: June edition

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Today, Eurostat released the European Statistical Monitor, a dashboard with short-term indicators covering different areas, such as economy, environment, business, health and work.

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EU and SDGs: How has the EU performed?

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Today, Eurostat released the publication ‘Sustainable development in the European Union - monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context - 2024 edition’. This publication provides readers with a statistical overview of the…

Monday, Jun 17

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Research & Innovation updates: Research Agenda and Certification Readiness Level scale

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Research & Innovation updates: Research Agenda and Certification Readiness Level scale

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6 arrested as 35 tonnes of cocaine seized at major European ports

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The investigation, initiated in April 2023, focused on a criminal network organising multi-tonne shipments to Europe of cocaine sourced in Ecuador and shipped from Colombia, Ecuador, Suriname, Guyana and Paraguay. Investigative leads link…

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Podcast: fact-checking and trust in times of fake news

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In the latest episode of the Eurostat podcast series Stats in a Wrap, we focus on fact-checking and trust in times of fake news.

Global conference: measuring new forms of employment

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Eurostat and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are organising the global conference on measuring new forms of employment, in Brussels, on 4 and 5 July 2024.

Friday, Jun 14

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Review of painkiller metamizole started

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EMA has started a review of medicines containing the painkiller metamizole following concerns that the measures in place to minimise the known risk of agranulocytosis may not be…

Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 10-13 June 2024

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Review of painkiller metamizole startedReview will look into risk of agranulocytosis, a sudden drop in white blood cells that can lead to serious infections, and measures to…, Agenda Agenda of the PRAC meeting 13-16 May 2024DraftReference…

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EMA Management Board: highlights of June 2024 meeting

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Positive assessment of EMA’s activities in 2023The Management Board assessed and adopted the Executive Director’s annual activity report for 2023. The report describes the…

Major takedown of critical online infrastructure to disrupt terrorist communications and propaganda

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The servers supported multiple media outlets linked to Islamic State. They were used to disseminate worldwide propaganda and messages capable of inciting terrorism in at least thirty languages. Eurojust and Europol coordinated and…

Europol-coordinated operation tackles the threat of terrorist-operated websites

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Ten countries joined forces with Europol to disrupt the online propaganda activities of religious and politically motivated terrorist organisations across the ideological spectrum.This joint effort, known as Operation HOPPER II, targeted…

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Government gross debt of euro area largely in euro

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Across the EU, there are significant differences in the structure of general government gross debt as concerns the initial and remaining maturity of debt, the debt instruments used and the predominant institutional sectors holding the…

Employment rate slightly up in Q1 2024

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The employment rate of people aged 20-64 in the EU stood at 75.7% in the first quarter of 2024, an increase of 0.2 percentage points (pp) compared with the fourth quarter of 2023.

Labour market flows in Q1 2024

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Between the fourth quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024, 3.4 million unemployed people aged 15-74 in the EU (25.5% of all unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2023) found a job. During this period, 6.8 million (51.3%) remained…

Thursday, Jun 13

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Cocaine cartel collapses after final arrests in Spain

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Targeting the full operational chain to dismantle the cocaine cartelThe internationally coordinated actions targeted the criminal network, which was orchestrating multi-tonne cocaine trafficking from Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador to the EU.…

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Announcement of two major actions targeting terrorist propaganda online on a global scale

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Speakers:EuropolSpanish Guardia CivilEurojustCountries involved:Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Moldova, Netherlands, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United StatesDate:…

Women make up 52% of science & technology employment

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In 2023, 78.3 million people in the EU aged 15 to 74 were employed in science and technology, indicating a 2.9% increase compared with 2022. When looking at 2013, data show a substantial rise of 25% in the last decade (62.5 million people)…

Drop in youths neither working nor studying

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In 2023, more than one in ten (11.2%) young people aged 15 to 29 in the EU were neither in employment nor in education or training (NEET), a decrease of 0.5 percentage points (pp) compared with 2022.

Wednesday, Jun 12

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EASA published updated Easy Access Rules for Information Security

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EASA published updated Easy Access Rules for Information Security

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People at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2023

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In 2023, 94.6 million people in the EU (21% of the population) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, i.e. lived in households experiencing at least one of the three poverty and social exclusion risks: risk of poverty, severe…

Tuesday, Jun 11

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EASA published updated Easy Access Rules for Information Security

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EASA published updated Easy Access Rules for Information Security

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Sophisticated banknote print shop dismantled in Italy

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During the raid, officers seized the print shop used to counterfeit euro banknotes of various denominations (5, 10, 20 and 50). It was equipped with the tools and materials used to produce highly sophisticated counterfeits. Officers at the…

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Webinar: EU progress on Sustainable Development Goals

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Eurostat invites you to join this year’s webinar on the EU’s progress towards its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will take place on Thursday, 20 June 2024, from 15.00 to 16.00 CEST.

EU pensions amount to 12.9% of GDP in 2021

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In 2021, approximately €1 882 billion was spent on pensions across EU countries, or 12.9% of the total gross domestic product (GDP). Although the total pension expenditure increased by 2.8% compared with 2020, its ratio to GDP was 0.7…

Monday, Jun 10

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Two new advice pilots to improve clinical trials in Europe

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The Accelerating Clinical Trials in the EU (ACT EU) initiative is today launching two advice pilots aimed at improving the quality of applications for clinical trials, the…

Equilibrium between security and privacy: new report on encryption

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Encryption represents an important means of securing private communications. However, at the same time, it also enables threat actors to manage their malicious activities below the radar of law enforcement. Understanding the needs and…