01 Sep 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 01 SEPTEMBERBrussels Daily
EUROSTAT: Is the European Union moving towards sustainable development?
Today, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes its sixth monitoring report of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS). This monitoring report evaluates progress towards the EU SDS objectives using a set of more than 100 sustainable development indicators, grouped into ten thematic areas. The evaluation considers two periods: the long term, accounting for progress since the year 2000, and the short term, looking at the trends over the last five years. A EUROSTAT press release is available here.
EUROSTAT: Euro area unemployment rate at 10.9%
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.9% in July 2015, down from 11.1% in June 2015, and from 11.6% in July 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2012. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.5% in July 2015, down from 9.6% in June 2015, and from 10.2% in July 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since June 2011. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. A EUROSTAT press release is available here.
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