15 Mar 2017
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 15 MARCHBrussels Daily
‘The EU in 2016’ – General Report of the activities of the European Union published
Do you want to know what progress the EU made in delivering on its priorities in 2016? And how the EU citizens benefited from the Union? Today the European Commission published the 2016 edition of the General Report on the activities of the European Union. The General Report complements the White Paper on the future of Europe, providing an insight into the major EU events, initiatives and decisions of 2016. President Juncker said “Our ambition now, as the European Union, must not be to adapt to a changing world, but to shape it. Our goal is not only to protect what we have today, but to build a better society for tomorrow. Our children deserve a Europe that preserves their way of life. They deserve a Europe that empowers and defends them. They deserve a Europe that protects. It is time we — the institutions, the governments and the citizens — all took responsibility for building that Europe. Together.” The Report is available in all official EU languages here.
Fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the third quarter of 2016-Employment up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28-+1.1% and +1.0% respectively compared with the fourth
The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the third quarter of 2016, employment increased by 0.2% in both areas.These figures are seasonally adjusted. Full text available here