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15 years of EU membership and 80% of Slovaks feel European

15 years of EU membership and 80% of Slovaks feel European

News   •   Aug 28, 2019 14:56 BST

​As Slovakia tomorrow celebrates Slovak National Uprising Day, we mark the day by shining a spotlight on the ever-improving living and working conditions in Slovakia.

Ireland has highest incidence of moderate to severe depressive symptoms among young women in EU

Ireland has highest incidence of moderate to severe depressive symptoms among young women in EU

News   •   Jul 05, 2019 07:00 BST

This graph, based on Eurostat data, shows that gender is an important factor in depression. In most Member States young women aged 15–24 were more likely to suffer from depression than young men. The greatest gender gaps were in Denmark, Germany, Ireland and Sweden. Only in Cyprus, Greece and Lithuania were there higher percentages of young men with depressive symptoms.

Crisis point: Well-being of young people still defined by the economic crisis

Crisis point: Well-being of young people still defined by the economic crisis

News   •   Jul 04, 2019 11:34 BST

Across the EU, 14% of young adults are at risk of depression, and 4% of young people aged 15-24 suffer from chronic depression. Young women are more likely to find themselves not in employment, education or training, and are significantly more likely to suffer depressive symptoms than young men

EU on the horizon? Eurofound explores quality of life in the candidate countries

EU on the horizon? Eurofound explores quality of life in the candidate countries

News   •   Jun 28, 2019 13:26 BST

There are high levels of optimism for the future in most EU candidate countries – including for future generations. However, current material hardships, deprivation, urban-rural disparities, gender inequalities and demographic ageing are fundamental challenges, and could undermine the current positive climate and future social cohesion.

How can public services work more effectively to integrate refugees and asylum seekers?

How can public services work more effectively to integrate refugees and asylum seekers?

News   •   Jun 20, 2019 10:56 BST

Today is World Refugee Day, the international day to show solidarity and support to refugees. Eurofound has just published a new report, coinciding with this occasion, looking at the role of public services in integrating refugees and asylum seekers.

[Audio News Release] Large differences in tax contributions of minimum wage workers across Europe

[Audio News Release] Large differences in tax contributions of minimum wage workers across Europe

News   •   Jun 13, 2019 11:30 BST

The latest Annual Review of minimum wages in Europe gives a detailed analysis of minimum wage rates across Europe, and not only looks at the nominal and real terms increased in minimum wages - but also levels of taxation and net pay.

[Audio News Release]: Women over-represented among minimum and low-wage earners

[Audio News Release]: Women over-represented among minimum and low-wage earners

News   •   Jun 06, 2019 12:00 BST

The latest Annual Review of minimum wages in Europe shows that there have been increases to the minimum wage across almost all Member States, in both nominal and real terms. The report also highlights that women are over-represented among minimum and low-wage earners.

[Audio de Comunicado de prensa] Los cambios en los salarios mínimos en Europa podrían tener implicaciones generalizadas

[Audio de Comunicado de prensa] Los cambios en los salarios mínimos en Europa podrían tener implicaciones generalizadas

News   •   Jun 05, 2019 15:31 BST

La última revisión anual de los salarios mínimos en Europa muestra que se han producido aumentos significativos en los salarios mínimos de varios Estados miembros de la UE, tanto en términos nominales como reales.

Les salaires minima ont augmenté dans toute l'Europe, mais les travailleurs à bas salaires sentiront ils la différence ?

Les salaires minima ont augmenté dans toute l'Europe, mais les travailleurs à bas salaires sentiront ils la différence ?

News   •   Jun 04, 2019 11:05 BST

La plupart des États membres de l'UE ont enregistré des hausses de salaires pour les bénéficiaires de salaire minimum et les bas salaires, les salaires minimums et les bas salaires ont en effet progressé dans la plupart d'entre eux, du fait de l’augmentation des salaires minima légaux qui ont augmenté dans presque tous les pays depuis janvier 2018.

Minimum wages have increased across Europe, but will low-wage workers feel the difference?

Minimum wages have increased across Europe, but will low-wage workers feel the difference?

News   •   Jun 04, 2019 11:00 BST

There have been wage increases for minimum and low-wage earners in most EU Member States, with rises in statutory minimum wages in almost all countries since January 2018. While these increases are welcomed as good news for minimum wage workers, Eurofound’s research shows workers may not automatically feel the positive impacts of these changes.

Workers in Europe in good health, but emotional demands take their toll

Workers in Europe in good health, but emotional demands take their toll

News   •   May 16, 2019 12:00 BST

People at work in Europe report good health and well-being, and increased control over their work activities. However, Eurofound data shows that work is also becoming more emotionally demanding, which poses a risk to health, as well as the long-term sustainability of work itself.

Netherlands, Hungary, Germany stand to lose out most in Europe from global economic protectionism

Netherlands, Hungary, Germany stand to lose out most in Europe from global economic protectionism

News   •   Mar 15, 2019 07:00 GMT

This graph shows the projected impact of an immediate and significant increase in global trade tariffs on the GDP of each Member State in 2030, compared to a ‘no new tariffs’ baseline forecast.

Which countries in Europe would benefit most from implementing the Paris Climate Agreement?

Which countries in Europe would benefit most from implementing the Paris Climate Agreement?

News   •   Feb 13, 2019 08:00 GMT

​This graph shows the projected impact of fully implementing the Paris Climate Agreement on the GDP of different countries in the EU by 2030, compared to a ‘business as usual’ baseline forecast. Latvia, Malta and Belgium will experience the largest boost to their GDP.

Implementation of Paris Climate Agreement could boost EU GDP by 1.1%

Implementation of Paris Climate Agreement could boost EU GDP by 1.1%

News   •   Feb 12, 2019 06:00 GMT

The successful transition towards a low-carbon economy, as defined by the Paris Climate Agreement, is projected to result in a 1.1% growth in GDP, and a 0.5% growth in employment, in the EU between now and 2030. This is compared to a ‘business as usual’ baseline forecast.

Where in Europe do people most trust the media?

Where in Europe do people most trust the media?

News   •   Jan 22, 2019 11:30 GMT

This graph, taken from Eurofound’s recent Societal change and trust in institutions report, and based on European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) data, ranks countries in Europe according to their levels of trust in the media in 2016. It also gives levels of trust for 2007 and 2011.

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2019

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2019

News   •   Dec 20, 2018 09:45 GMT

We want to thank you for your support and wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year.

Wage and task profiles of employment in Europe in 2030

Wage and task profiles of employment in Europe in 2030

News   •   Dec 19, 2018 16:04 GMT

Structural change is expected to move much faster in the Member States who joined the Union after 2004, and we forecast big changes in the occupational wage and task structure in these countries in the run up to 2030.

New research provides clarity on convergence in Europe

New research provides clarity on convergence in Europe

News   •   Dec 18, 2018 13:15 GMT

Europe is back on track towards upward convergence, but some outliers remain.

Trust in Europe bounces back with economic recovery

Trust in Europe bounces back with economic recovery

News   •   Dec 14, 2018 13:00 GMT

Overall trust in institutions such as national governments, the legal system, the EU, and the media has rebounded in Europe following the recent economic recovery. However, in a number of the Member States most adversely impacted by the crisis, trust in national institutions has still not returned to pre-crisis levels.

Quality of life improving in Ireland but challenges remain

Quality of life improving in Ireland but challenges remain

News   •   Dec 13, 2018 07:00 GMT

Quality of life is improving in Ireland, particularly in relation to social cohesion, with the country recording some of the highest levels optimism in the EU and lowest reported levels of tension between racial and ethnic groups. However, a number of challenges remain, notably in public transport, childcare services, and social housing – all of which are rated below EU averages.