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The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €7.8 billion in the third quarter of 2014, compared with a surpluses of €21.2 bn in the second quarter of 2014 and of €17.3 bn in the third quarter of 2013, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0100
In the EU28 in 2011, cancer was the cause of death for 1.281 million persons, responsible for more than a quarter of all deaths (26.3%). Over the past ten years, while the total number of deaths slightly decreased (-0.5%), the number of deaths due to cancer increased by 6.3% (from 1.206 million in 2002 to 1.281 million in 2011), at a slightly higher pace for females (+6.6%) than for males (+6.0%). However, the number of deaths due to cancer remained higher in 2011 among the male population (718 000 deaths due to cancer) than among the female population (563 000). In 2011, cancer represented 37.1% of all causes of death for the EU28 population aged less than 65, while this level was only 23.8% for the older population (those aged 65 years and over).
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0100
In 2013 in the EU28, almost half (48.7%) of non-EU citizens aged 18 and over were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, while the levels for citizens of the reporting country, referred to as “nationals”, and for citizens of another EU Member State were much lower (22.8% and 28.1% respectively).
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0100
In September 2014 compared with August 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 1.8% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.9% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In August 2014, production in construction grew by 0.7% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU28.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0100
In 2012, 818 000 persons acquired citizenship of an EU28 Member State, up by 4% compared with 2011 and by 6% compared with 2009. In 2012, the highest naturalisation rates were registered in Hungary (12.8 citizenships granted per 100 resident foreigners), Sweden (7.8) and Poland (6.6), and the lowest in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (both 0.4), Estonia (0.6) and Austria (0.7). On average, 2.4 citizenships were granted per 100 resident foreigners in the EU28.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0100
In 2013, the EU28 Member States spent almost €275 billion on Research & Development (R&D). The R&D intensity, i.e. R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, stood at 2.02% in the EU28 in 2013, compared with 1.76% in 2004. This level remained however lower in the EU28 than in other major economies. R&D intensity was much higher in South Korea (4.04% in 2011) and Japan (3.38% in 2011) as well as, to a lesser extent, in the United States (2.81% in 2012), while in both China (1.98% in 2012) and Russia (1.11%) the R&D intensity was below that of the EU28. In order to provide a stimulus to the EU’s competitiveness, an increase of the R&D intensity in the EU28 is one of the five headline targets of the Europe 2020 strategy.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0100
The first estimate for the euro area (EA18) trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in September 2014 gave a €18.5 billion surplus, compared with +€10.8 bn in September 2013. The August 2014 balance was +€8.6 bn, compared with +€7.2 bn in August 2013. In September 2014 compared with August 2014, seasonally adjusted exports rose by 4.2% and imports by 3.0%.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0100
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.3% in the EU28 during the third quarter of 2014, compared with the previous quarter, according to flash estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2014, GDP grew by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0100
Euro area annual inflation was 0.4% in October 2014, up from 0.3% in September. A year earlier the rate was 0.7%. European Union annual inflation was 0.5% in October 2014, up from 0.4% in September. A year earlier the rate was 0.9%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0100

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