Europe 2020 indicators - Romania

Data from June 2014. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables. Planned article update: August 2017.

This article is part of a set of statistical articles on Europe 2020 strategy, focusing on the situation in Romania.

Figure 1: Change since 2008 in relation to national targets (*)
Source: Eurostat, see dedicated web section: Europe 2020 indicators
Explanations on this radar chart are available here.

Main statistical findings

Table 1: National Europe 2020 indicators: most recent data and targets
Source: Eurostat, see dedicated web section: Europe 2020 indicators

By 2012, Romania had reduced its GHG emissions in non-ETS sectors by 6.5 % compared with the ESD base year, thus remaining well below its 2020 target of a maximum increase of 19 %. The country also recorded a significant reduction of 1 million in the number of people people at risk of poverty or social exclusion between 2008 and 2014, reaching the national target already in 2013. In 2014, Romania exceeded its commitment of a 24 % share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption and remained well below its national target on primary energy consumption. Although it was 1.1 percentage points below its tertiary education target in 2015, Romania made strong progress towards its target by raising the tertiary educational attainment rate by 9.6 percentage points between 2008 and 2015. In contrast, the share of early leavers from education and training increased to 19.1 % in the same time period, widening the distance to the national target to 7.8 percentage points. Progress towards the national target on employment has been somewhat limited since 2008, with a gap of 4 percentage points remaining to be closed by 2020. Romania’s R&D intensity fell by 0.19 percentage points between 2008 and 2014, making it the Member State with the largest distance to its national target.

Data sources and availability

More information about the origin of the data and the calculation of indicators can be obtained via the Europe 2020 indicators dedicated website.

Under 'Tables', click on the icons next to the indicators:

  • 'Explanatory texts (metadata)' for a detailed overview of the collection and compilation methods;
  • 'Information on the leaf' for data availability per country.

A more general overview of quality procedures can be found in Implementation of standard reference metadata for indicators - the ESMS Indicator Profile (ESMS-IP) (PDF file).


Europe 2020 is the EU’s growth and jobs strategy for the current decade, striving to pave the way to a smart, sustainable and inclusive future. The strategy envisages measures to overcome the economic crisis and move beyond it by addressing the structural weaknesses in the European economic model. The final objective is to deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion in the Member States, while reducing the impact on the natural environment.

See also

Further Eurostat information


Main tables

Dedicated section

Methodology / Metadata

Other information

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