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  • News articles Environment and energy
  • PUBLISHED: 03/02/2023
Energy for heating and cooling represents almost 50% of the EU’s total gross final energy consumption. In absolute terms, the gross final consumption of renewable energy for heating and cooling purposes in the EU has gradually increased over time (mostly due to the contribution of biomass and heat p...
  • News articles Population and social conditions
  • PUBLISHED: 02/02/2023
In 2021, 10.4% of the EU population in cities were living in a household affected by housing cost overburden, while the corresponding rate for rural areas was 6.2%.  The highest housing cost overburden rates in cities were observed in Greece (32.4%), Denmark (21.9%) and the Netherlands (15.3%). On ...
  • News articles Economy and finance
  • PUBLISHED: 01/02/2023
In 2021, households in the EU spent over €1 035bn (equivalent to 7.1% of the total EU GDP) on 'Food and non-alcoholic beverages'. This represents a share of 14.3% of total household expenditure. Compared with 2020 (14.8% share), this represents a decrease of 0.5 percentage points (pp). The highest ...
  • News articles Economy and finance
  • PUBLISHED: 31/01/2023
In 2021, the highest rates of government guarantees in the EU were recorded in Germany, Austria and Finland  The most common form of contingent liabilities in the EU countries is government guarantees on the liabilities, and occasionally, on the assets of third parties. In 2020 and 2021, government...
  • News articles Transport
  • PUBLISHED: 31/01/2023
In 2021, the number of battery-only electric passenger cars in the EU countries reached 1.9 million (+76% compared with 2020: 1.1 million).  The highest rate of increase in battery-only electric passenger cars in the period 2013-2021 was noted between 2019 and 2020 (+83%), followed by the increase ...
  • News articles Population and social conditions
  • PUBLISHED: 30/01/2023
The European Commission has declared 2023 to be the Year of Skills. Having a workforce with the skills that are in demand contributes to sustainable growth, leads to more innovation and improves companies' competitiveness.  In 2021, the adult participation rate in lifelong learning was 11% in the E...
  • News articles Environment and energy
  • PUBLISHED: 30/01/2023
The EU continues to largely rely on fossil fuels for its overall energy supply, as illustrated by the ratio of fossil fuels in gross available energy (the total energy demand of a country or region). In 2021, fossil fuels made up 70% of gross available energy in the EU, remaining at the same level a...
  • News articles Transport
  • PUBLISHED: 27/01/2023
In 2021, 136 billion tonne-kilometres (tkm) were performed by inland waterway freight transport in the EU. Four types of goods accounted for 87 billion tkm (64% of the total tkm performed on the EU’s inland waterways).    Source dataset: iww_go_atygo   These four types of goods were:  mining...
  • News articles Environment and energy
  • PUBLISHED: 27/01/2023
In absolute terms, the production of electricity from renewable energy sources increased by almost 5% from 2020 to 2021. However, also gross electricity consumption increased mainly due to economic recovery after lifting COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, the share of renewable energy sources in gr...
  • News articles Economy and finance
  • PUBLISHED: 26/01/2023
Extra-EU outflows of personal transfers (i.e. transfers sent by migrants in the EU to their home economies) have displayed a growing trend with an overall increase of 47% since 2015. In 2021, extra-EU personal transfers amounted to €37.7 billion and were directed mostly to North Africa with 22% of t...
  • News articles Population and social conditions
  • PUBLISHED: 25/01/2023
In October 2022, 99 175 first-time asylum applicants (non-EU citizens) applied for international protection in the EU Member States, 8 630 more people than in the previous month, an increase of 10%. Compared with October 2021 (59 870), there was a 66% increase in the total number of requests.  When...