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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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Health at a Glance 2015

The OECD has just published the report “Health at a Glance 2015.” The study presents cross-country comparisons of the health status of populations and the performance of health systems in OECD countries. The key findings of the publication are as follows. -New drugs will push pharmaceutical spending unless policy adapts -Life expectancy continues to rise, …
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Tourism Highlights 2015

UNWTO has just published Tourism Highlights 2015. The report presents a concise overview of international tourism in the world based on the results for the year 2014. According to the study an ever-increasing number of destinations worldwide have opened up to, and invested in tourism, turning it into a key driver of socio-economic progress through …
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UNEP’s “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 Report

“2014 brought a rebound of green energy investments worldwide with a surge of a solid 17% to $270 Billion” the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) highlights in its Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report. Renewable power generation capacity – excluding large-scale hydropower – reached the historic 100-gigawatts level as investment “rallied strongly after two years …
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IRENA Launches REsource: One-Stop-Shop For Worldwide Renewable Energy Information.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), formed in 2009, is the first and only intergovernmental organization focused on building the industry internationally. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, IRENA’s membership consists of 138 countries and the European Union. In addition to producing reports and holding an annual conference, IRENA works with governments to help them adopt policies that encourage …
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GDP: a brief but affectionate history by Diane Coyle.

Overview: Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013–or Ghana’s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008–just as the world’s financial system went into meltdown? And why was Greece’s chief …
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OECD Health Statistics 2014

OECD Health Statistics 2014 database was released on 30 June 2014 showing that health spending has started to rise again after stagnating or decreasing during the crisis. However, the pace of growth remains well below pre-crisis rates, especially in Europe. In Europe, health spending continued to fall in 2012. By contrast, outside Europe strong growth …
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Developments in collectively agreed working time 2013

Eurofound has just published a report on working time developments in Europe, “Developments in collectively agreed working time 2013.” According to the study the average collectively agreed weekly working time in the European Union stood at 38.1 hours in 2013. The working week was on average 30 minutes shorter in the pre-2004 EU15 countries and …
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World of Work Report 2014

The ILO has just published the report “World of Work 2014: Developing with Jobs.” The study shows that quality jobs can drive sustained growth in emerging and developing countries. The figures show that countries that invested the most in quality jobs from the early 2000s grew nearly one percentage point faster every year since 2007 …
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