How is the European Union progressing towards its Europe 2020 targets?

The Europe 2020 strategy, adopted by the European Council in June 2010, is the European Union’s agenda for jobs and growth for the current decade. As a main objective, the strategy strives to deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion in the Member States, while reducing the impact on the natural environment. To Read more about How is the European Union progressing towards its Europe 2020 targets?[…]

Business investment rate up to 23.5% in the euro area

In the fourth quarter of 2016, the business investment rate was 23.5% in the euro area, compared with 22.0% in the previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 41.0% in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with 40.7% in the third quarter of 2016. Geographical information The euro area (EA19) consists Read more about Business investment rate up to 23.5% in the euro area[…]

Renewable energy in the EU

In 2015, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 16.7% in the European Union (EU), nearly double 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available. The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 Read more about Renewable energy in the EU[…]

Energy consumption in the EU below its 1990 level

In 2015, gross inland energy consumption, which reflects the energy quantities necessary to satisfy all inland consumption, amounted in the European Union (EU) to 1 626 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), below its 1990 level (-2.5%) and down by 11.6% compared to its peak of almost 1 840 Mtoe in 2006. Accounting for nearly Read more about Energy consumption in the EU below its 1990 level[…]

Businesses’ presence on the internet in the EU, 2016

In the last 15 years, the internet has redefined the output of traditional broadcast media — television and radio — as well as print media, such as magazines and newspapers. It offers a number of new or extended services, particularly in marketing and advertising. However, while around three-quarters of enterprises located in the European Union Read more about Businesses’ presence on the internet in the EU, 2016[…]

Main devices used in the EU to surf the internet, by age groups, 2016

More than 80% of persons aged 16 to 74 in the European Union (EU) used the internet in 2016, in many cases via several different devices. Mobile phones or smart phones were the device most used to surf the internet, by over three-quarters (79%) of internet users. They were followed by laptops or netbooks (64%), Read more about Main devices used in the EU to surf the internet, by age groups, 2016[…]

Engineering, manufacturing, and construction is clearly dominated by men at the EU level

Almost 5 million tertiary education students graduated in the European Union (EU) in 2014: 58% were women and 42% men. Male dominated education fields are Engineering, manufacturing and construction (where men account for 73% of the graduates in this field) and Science, mathematics and computing (58%). On the other hand, four out of five graduates Read more about Engineering, manufacturing, and construction is clearly dominated by men at the EU level[…]

ICT use in tourism – a new report issued by Eurostat

The uptake of new information and communication technologies (ICT) has been a significant driver of changes to both the way we book our travel and the workflow of enterprises in the tourism sector. On the one hand, tourists from the European Union (EU) make large use of the internet for their trips. In 2014, more Read more about ICT use in tourism – a new report issued by Eurostat[…]

Almost 90 000 EU trade mark applications received from Member States in 2015

89 420 applications for trade mark protection were received in 2015 by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) from the Member States of the European Union (EU), a number about 4 times higher that of the mid-1990s. Over recent years, the number of EU trade mark (TM) applications originating from EU Member States has constantly Read more about Almost 90 000 EU trade mark applications received from Member States in 2015[…]

Business profit share nearly stable at 40.0% in the euro area

In the fourth quarter of 2015, the business investment rate was 22.2% in the euro area, compared with 22.0% in the previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 40.0% in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with 39.9% in the third quarter of 2015. These data come from a first release Read more about Business profit share nearly stable at 40.0% in the euro area[…]

1 out of 4 internet users in the EU experienced security related problems in 2015

In the European Union (EU), the proportion of internet users having experienced certain common security issues over the internet – such as viruses affecting devices, abuse of personal information, financial losses or children accessing inappropriate websites – stood at 25% in 2015. In other words, three-quarters (75%) of internet users encountered no such online security Read more about 1 out of 4 internet users in the EU experienced security related problems in 2015[…]

Internet of Things

Almost 8 million ICT specialists employed in the EU in 2014

In the European Union (EU), nearly 8 million persons were employed in 2014 as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists, representing 3.7% of total employment. Over recent years, both the number and the share of ICT specialists in total employment have continuously increased to better adapt to an ever digitalised world. However, almost 40% of Read more about Almost 8 million ICT specialists employed in the EU in 2014[…]