Wide disparities in minimum wages across the EU
(23 February 2018) - Monthly minimum wages are generally below €500 in the east and well above €1 000 in the northwest of the European Union.
Macron’s agenda for the informal summit
(23 February 2018) - If the implementation of transnational lists for the 2019 European elections does not appear to be panning out as Emmanuel Macron wished, the French president now hopes to gain the upper hand on the appointment of the next European Commission president.
EU citizens’ opinions about the situation of rural areas vary widely
(22 February 2018) - According to a Eurobarometer survey published today, a huge majority of EU citizens (92%) think agriculture and rural areas are important for the future, but opinions about the situation of rural areas compared to 10 years ago vary across countries – sometimes widely.
Around 8.4 million people employed in culture
(21 February 2018) - In 2016, around 8.4 million people were employed in a cultural sector or occupation in the European Union (EU), accounting for 3.7% of the total number of persons employed.
Almost 4 in 10 children receive formal childcare services
(20 January 2018) - In 2016, 39% of children aged 12 or below in the European Union received formal childcare services, with 29% paying full or reduced price and 10% using cost free services.