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The FINANCIAL -- In 2016, the average rate of compensation of employees in the European Union (EU), in terms of wages, salaries and employers' social contributions, ranged from €44 per hour worked, in the Brussels city region and in Luxembourg, to below €4 per hour worked in three regions in Bulgaria and the Nord-Est region of ...

The FINANCIAL -- General government total expenditure on social protection (as defined by COFOG) in the European Union (EU) amounted to €2,890 billion in 2017. This was equivalent to 18.8 % of GDP ...

The FINANCIAL -- A total of 4.4 million people immigrated to one of the European Union (EU) Member States during 2017, while at least 3.1 million emigrants were reported to have left an EU Member ...

The FINANCIAL -- The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance by imposing a number of restrictive clauses in ...

The FINANCIAL -- On 27 March 2019, the European Parliament adopted the Copyright Directive. This is a major step forward for Europe, France, artists, journalists and European citizens, France ...

The FINANCIAL -- Waste electrical and electronic equipment is a complex mixture of materials and components that can cause major environmental and health problems if not properly managed. As a ...

The FINANCIAL -- Around 28 % of the European Union (EU) population aged 16 or over did not do any exercise outside working time in 2017, in contrast with the rest of the EU population, who undertook ...

The FINANCIAL -- Hourly labour costs rose by 2.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.8% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the third ...

The FINANCIAL – The European Union (EU) produced 15.2 million tonnes of poultry meat in 2018, a new high. This represents a cumulative rise of about one quarter or 3.2 million tonnes since ...

The FINANCIAL – In January 2019 compared with December 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 1.4% in the euro area (EA19) and remained unchanged in the EU28, ...