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Empowerment Through Knowledge: GlobalStat database available soon on the EPRS website

Written by Laura Bartolini and Gaby Umbach (both GlobalStat) Statistical data are vital in many domains of our political and societal life. They play a key role in the measuring our societies, they inform policy-making, and empower people by providing knowledge. The recent proliferation of statistics and the increasing use of indexes and indicators to … Continue reading

Turkey: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Philippe Perchoc and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Caterina Francesca Guidi (from GlobalStat | EUI), The EU is Turkey’s number one trading partner, and Turkey the EU’s fifth trading partner – and the only one with which the EU has concluded a custom union. Turkish growth remains strong (4% in 2015 … Continue reading

Australia: Economic indicators and trade with the EU

Written by Krisztina Binder and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Caterina Francesca Guidi (from GlobalStat | EUI), Australia is one of the most prosperous countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a strong and dynamic relationship with the EU, and negotiations for a free trade agreement between Australia and the EU are expected … Continue reading

Mexico: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Enrique Gómez Ramírez and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Caterina Francesca Guidi (from GlobalStat | EUI), Mexico’s economy is the 14th largest in the world (in terms of GDP) and the second largest in Latin America, after Brazil. It is currently classified as an upper middle-income economy by the World Bank, … Continue reading

International Women’s Day 2017 – Empowering women in the EU and beyond

Written by Rosamund Shreeves (EPRS) and Gaby Umbach (Globalstat), Graphics by Christian Dietrich and Giulio Sabbati. To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) will join the European Commission, UN Women, the OECD, members of national parliaments and activists from Europe and across the world, … Continue reading

CETA: Final vote in the plenary session

Written by Krisztina Binder and Wilhelm Schöllmann, The EU-Canada negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) began in May 2009 and were concluded in September 2014. For the EU, CETA represents the first comprehensive economic agreement with a highly industrialised Western economy. What’s in the text? The agreement’s overall aim is to increase flows of … Continue reading

Canada: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Whilhelm Schöllmann and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), Canada is looking to diversify its trade partners in order to reduce its dependence on the US business cycle. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada promises to increase trade between these … Continue reading

Japan: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Enrico D’Ambrogio and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), Japan is one of the most developed countries in the world. Its per capita GDP, though lower than in the past, is still higher than that of the EU. Unemployment is traditionally low. In terms of the … Continue reading

Tunisia: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Joanna Apap and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), How fast is Tunisia’s economy growing? How was its economy affected by the ‘Arab Spring’ events? How many women in Tunisia have a job? What is the unemployment rate? Which country is Tunisia’s biggest trading partner? What … Continue reading

Indonesia: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Martin Rusell and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), Which economy grew faster over the past 15 years – the EU or Indonesia? How many Indonesian women have a job, and what is the unemployment rate? Which country is Indonesia’s biggest trading partner? What kind of … Continue reading

South Africa: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Marta Latek and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), South Africa is that continent’s second largest economy (and until recently the largest) and a top-ranked trade partner in Africa for both exports to and imports from the EU. This infographic, produced in close cooperation between EPRS … Continue reading

Argentina: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Enrique Gomez Ramirez and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), After having finally reached a settlement with its foreign creditors, Argentina’s economy seems about to turn the page and head for a brighter future, as it is again considered a reliable partner by the international financial … Continue reading

EU-US negotiations on TTIP: State of Play

Written by Laura Puccio, At the conclusion of the 13th round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), held in New York in April 2016, discussions between the European Union and the United States had succeeded in covering all of the agreement’s chapters. The 14th round of negotiations takes place in Brussels from … Continue reading

US: Economic indicators and trade with the EU

Written by Odile Maisse and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), Amid an intense public debate on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, this Infographic provides you with essential data on trade between the world’s 2 largest economies. This product was jointly produced by EPRS and the … Continue reading

Brazil: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Enrique Gomez Ramirez and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), Brazil is the biggest economy in Latin America, representing one third of the EU´s total trade with the region. Our infographics, done in close cooperation with GlobalStats, provides a quick and useful overview of its main … Continue reading

India: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Enrico d’Ambrogio and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), At the beginning of the century, the EU and India were growing exactly at the same path: how about today? Who is the main trade partner of India: China or the EU? And would you ever think … Continue reading

China: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Gisela Grieger and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), China’s economy is slowing from past two-digit growth rates to a ‘new normal’ growth rate of ‘only’ 6.5% on average under the current five-year plan (2016-2020). To what extent does this slowdown affect China’s public finances and … Continue reading

Russia: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Martin Russell and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS) In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), Which economy grew faster over the past 15 years – the EU or Russia? How many Russians are out of work, and how sound are the country’s public finances? How much red tape do Russian businesses have … Continue reading

The Importance of Statistics in Public Health Sector Analysis

Written by Caterina Francesca Guidi and Gaby Umbach, both GlobalStat In cooperation with Nicole Scholz, EPRS Accurate, comprehensive, high-quality data and statistics are not only central elements of evidence-based public health policy. By raising health awareness among the general public, they can also help achieve better social and health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. The health … Continue reading

EU Renewable Energy Strategy

 The use of renewable energy has many potential benefits, including contributing to CO2 emissions reduction and decreasing dependency on fossil fuels and energy imports. The Renewable Energy Directive, adopted in 2009, sets binding targets to achieve a 20% share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption by 2020. To reach this target, every EU … Continue reading

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