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R&D expenditure nearly stable at just over 2% of GDP

R&D expenditure nearly stable at just over 2% of GDP

(30 November 2016) - In 2015, the Member States of the European Union spent all together almost €300 billion on Research & Development (R&D). The R&D intensity, i.e. R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, stood at 2.03% in 2015, compared with 2.04% in 2014. Ten years...

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A quarter of household expenditure allocated to housing

A quarter of household expenditure allocated to housing

(29 November 2016) - In 2015, households in the European Union devoted nearly a quarter of their total consumption expenditure to "housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels". © seier+seier This represents a total spending of almost €2 000 bn (equivalent to...

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FARNET Magazine n°14

FARNET Magazine n°14

(28 November 2016) - The latest edition of the FARNET Magazine features reports from Scotland, Menorca and Southern Finland, together with articles on the main challenges facing Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs), including: supporting innovation in the local...

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Agricultural output down by 1.8% in 2015

Agricultural output down by 1.8% in 2015

(28 November 2016) - The economic accounts for agriculture show that total agricultural output in the European Union stood at €411.2 billion at basic prices in 2015, down by 1.8% compared with 2014. © Jacqueline Macou In 2015, the equivalent of 60% of the value of...

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Taxation in the EU: the tax-to-GDP ratio varies by 1 to 2

Taxation in the EU: the tax-to-GDP ratio varies by 1 to 2

(25 November 2016) - The overall tax-to-GDP ratio, meaning the sum of taxes and net social contributions as a percentage of GDP, stood at 40.0% in the European Union (EU) in 2015, stable compared with 2014. © Chris Potter The tax-to-GDP ratio varies significantly...

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