Volume of retail trade remained stable in euro area
The EU27 construction sector – from boom to gloom
Skills and jobs experts call for action now

Immediate action is required to solve Europe's skills deficiencies and give Europeans a better chance of labour market success in the future, says an independent expert report published by the European Commission on February 4, 2010. The report - 'New Skills for New Jobs: Action Now' - stresses the need to provide the right incentives for people to upgrade their skills, to better link education, training and work, to develop the right mix of skills, and ... more

Total nights spent in hotels fell by 5% in 2009

In 2009, nearly 1.5 billion nights were spent in hotels and similar establishments1 in the EU27, a decrease of 5.1% compared with 2008, after an annual change of -0.2% in 2008 and +3.5% in 2007. The number of hotel nights spent by residents in their own country in 2009 fell by 1.6% and hotel nights spent by non-residents fell by 9.1%. The decline in the number of hotel nights in the EU27, which began in the middle of 2008, slowed down during 2009. The number of hotel nights fell at an .... more

Council gives notice to Greece to correct its government deficit by 2012
European e-Justice internet portal offers quick answers to citizens’ legal questions

An Italian travelling in Germany needs a lawyer. A French entrepreneur wants to search the Hungarian land register. An Estonian judge has a question about the Spanish court system. At the moment, it may take weeks to get this information. Answers to these questions – in 22 European Union languages – will be a click away. The EU today launched the European e-Justice portal – an electronic one-stop-shop for access to justice throughout the EU. The web site benefits citizens, businesses, lawye..... more

6th International Rebetiko Festival “Syra of Markos Vamvakaris” from August 29th to September 2nd 2022

Rebetiko Festival “Syra of Markos Vamvakaris” welcomes those who love the “rebetiko” music genre from Greece and abroad, to its sixth edition that is going to be held from August 29th to September 2nd 2022. 2022 is a special year for Syra Rebetiko Festivalas it coincides with the hundredth anniversary of the Asia Minor catastrophe and the 50th anniversary of the death of Markos Vamvakaris. The consequences of the Asia Minor catastrophe had a decisive impact not only on major national issu..... more