(22 March 2013) - The rise of the South is radically reshaping the world , says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.

(22 March 2013) - In 2012, there were 332 000 asylum applicants registered in the EU27, according to Eurostat. While Afghanistan (8% of the total number of applicants) remained in 2012 the first main country of citizenship of these applicants, Syria (7%) became the second just ahead of Russia (7%), Pakistan (6%) and Serbia (6%).

(21 March 2013) - In 2010, more than one region in seven had a GDP per capita above 125% of the EU27 average and one in four was below 75% of the average, according to the latest Eurostat figures published today.

(21 March 2013) - Investment in education fell in eight out of 25 Member States assessed as part of a European Commission study on the impact of the crisis on education budgets since 2010.

(20 March 2013) - Compared with 2010, the weight of goods handled in maritime ports in the EU27 increased by 2% and the number of passengers decreased by 4% in 2011, according to the lastest figures published by Eurostat today.