Unemployment statistics at regional level

Just over half of the NUTS 2 regions1 of the European Union (EU) recorded a decrease of at least 0.5 per- centage points in their regional unemployment rate in 2014 compared with 2013. Regional unemployment rates varied widely across the 272 NUTS-2 regions of the EU-28 in 2014, with the lowest rates recorded in the regions of Praha in the Czech Republic and Oberbayern in Germany (both 2.5 %) followed by Tübingen, Oberpfalz, Niederbayern and Unterfranken in Germany (all below 3.0 %), while the h...
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THE JUNCKER INVESTMENT PLAN: CHRONICAL OF A FAILURE FORETOLD?

On April 15th 2015, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) organized a conference in Brussels entitled "An Investment Plan for Europe: joining forces". CoR brought together over 250 EU policy makers and regional and local representatives to assess the Investment Plan for Europe from a local perspective. The conference was organised in cooperation with the European Investment Bank and the OECD. The Juncker Plan is an answer to the 15% reduction of the investments in Europe compared with t...
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The conference about the New Investment Plan of Europe

L.Delcart attended the conference about the new Investment Plan of Europe organised by the Committee of the Regions on Wednesday 15-4-2015. The conference was aimed at the regions and cities of Europe in order to prepare them for introducing their projects in that ambitious investment plan trying to put Europe back on track.  Important is to know is that one of the 3 pillars of the program is boosting SME business. But on the other hand, the way of structuring the program in loans and loan guara...
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Visit of EAR-AER in Romania

EAR-AER president, Nelu Neacsu, will be in Romania between 20 -23 April. The aim of the visit is part of the new EAR'campaign to inform the local authorities and private companies from Bucharest and Ploiesti about services offer by EAR-AER. Further more, EAR-AER intends to open an operational office in Romania.
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Azerbaijan simplifies its visa regime for Baku 2015 – AzerNews

Azerbaijan simplifies its visa regime for Baku 2015 - AzerNews. As Baku is getting ready to host the inaugural European Games on June 12-28, the authorities have decided to facilitate the influx of foreign visitors by relaxing its visa regime. Coming to the Land of Fire has never been easier. Azerbaijan will issue visas under a simplified scheme 10 days prior to the start of the European Games and all throughout the competitions. Foreigners will be able to obtain a single entry visa for 30 da...
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