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How many people commit suicide in Europe?


Out of the 4.9 million deaths reported in the European Union (EU) in 2014, 58 000 (1.2%) were due to intentional self-harm. Almost 8 in 10 suicides (77%) were committed by men and about ...

How much the EU spends on family/child benefits


Over €330 billion were spent in 2014 in the European Union (EU) on family/child benefits. This represents 8.6% of total social benefits, ranking the function "Family and children" on the third position after "Old ...

When are young Europeans ready to leave the nest?


In the European Union (EU), the average age of young people leaving the parental household stood at 26.1 in 2015. But significant differences can be observed across Member States. According to Eurostat, the three ...

EU looking for the next “capital of innovation”


Public administrations of EU cities have until June 21, 2017, to enter the competition that could see their city become the next “European Capital of Innovation 2017”.  This is the third edition of the ...

National minimum wages in the EU


As  of  1st January  2017, 22  out  of  the  28  Member  States  of  the European Union (EU) have national  minimum wages: only Denmark, Italy, Cyprus, Austria, Finland and Sweden do not have one. According to ...