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Statutory Minimum Wages 2018

Increases to minimum wages have gathered pace since 2010, with the highest increases recorded in countries which had the lowest minimum wages. However, a large gap remains with minimum wage workers in Bulgaria, the country with the lowest statutory minimum wage, earning just one-eighth the salary of minimum wages workers in Luxembourg, which has the …
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Salary-Setting Mechanisms Across the EU

Eurofound has a considerable body of research findings looking at how salary levels are set in EU Member States. “Salary-setting mechanisms across the EU” report by Barbara Gerstenberger looks at the mechanisms used to determine statutory minimum wages, the use of variable pay schemes in companies in the EU, and national systems of supplementary pay. …
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European Quality of Life Survey 2016

Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries (28 EU Member States and 5 candidate countries) were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS). This overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States. It uses information from previous survey rounds, as well …
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The 2017 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard

The 2017 edition of the EU R&D Scoreboard (the Scoreboard) comprises the 2500 companies investing the largest sums in R&D in the world in 2016/17. These companies, based in 43 countries, each invested over €24m in R&D for a total of €741.6bn which is approximately 90% of the world’s business-funded R&D. They include 567 EU …
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The 2016 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard

The 2016 edition of the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard (the Scoreboard) analyses the 2500 companies investing the largest sums in R&D in the world in the fiscal year 2015/16. It comprises companies based in the EU (590), the US (837), Japan (356), China (327), Taiwan (111), South Korea (75), Switzerland (58) and further 20 …
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Out and Down: Mapping the Impact of Brexit

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has just published the report “Out and Down: Mapping the Impact of Brexit.” According to the study, leaving the EU would trigger a recession and set real GDP back by 6% by 2020. The report, which explores a post-Brexit landscape and its impact on key industrial sectors, suggests that the …
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The Economic Consequences of Brexit

The OECD has just published “The Economic Consequences of Brexit: A Taxing Decision.” According to the study, a decision by Britain to leave the European Union would cause a severe negative shock to the economy and weaken GDP growth for many years, equivalent to a cost per household of GBP 3200 per year by 2030 …
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The Economic Cost of Corruption in Europe

The European Parliament commissioned RAND Europe to conduct an econometric analysis to estimate the potential harm of corruption on the EU and its member states. The results have just been published in “The Cost of Non-Europe in the area of Organised Crime and Corruption”. What are the economic, social and political costs of corruption in …
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Working Time Developments in the 21st Century

Eurofound has just published the report “Working Time Developments in the 21st Century: Work duration and its regulation in the EU.” The study examines the main trends and milestones characterizing the evolution of the most important aspects of collectively agreed working time in the European Union during the first decade of the 21st century. The …
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People in the EU – 2015 edition

Eurostat has just published the report “People in the EU: who are we and how do we live.” According to the study demographic change, together with migration, globalization and climate change, is recognized as one of the most significant challenges that the European Union is currently facing. In recent decades, the profile of the EU …
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