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  1. The World Refugee Day is organised every year on 20 June by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees worldwide. This year’s theme ‘Together we heal, learn and shine’ calls for greater inclusion of refugees in health systems, schools...
  2. Today, Eurostat released the June edition of the interactive European Statistical Recovery Dashboard. The dashboard contains monthly and quarterly indicators from a number of statistical areas relevant for tracking the economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, across countries and ti...
  3. The 2021 edition of the interactive publication "The European economy since the start of the millennium" is released today. This publication gives an overview of how the European economy has evolved since 2000 for a large range of data, answering questions such as: How have prices changed during th...
  4. In the first two months of 2021, excess mortality in the EU started to fall back: +17% in January and +5% in February after as much as +40% in November 2020 (compared with the averages of the same months in 2016 – 2019). However, it increased again in March (+10%) and April 2021 (+21%), with nationa...
  5. Eurostat issues today the publication "Sustainable development in the European Union — Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context - 2021 edition". It provides a statistical overview of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the EU. The von der Leyen Commis...
  6. In 2020, the United States (US) was the largest partner for EU exports of goods (18% of total extra-EU exports) and the second largest partner, after China, for EU imports of goods (12% of total extra-EU imports).   Source dataset: ext_lt_maineu   Trade in 2020 was hit hard by the COVID-19 p...
  7. In 2019, the densest railway networks in the EU were observed in two capital regions: Berlin in Germany (698 km of railways per 1 000 km2) and Prague in Czechia (491 km per 1 000 km2). They were followed by Hamburg in Germany (395 km per 1 000 km2), the capital region of Hungary - Budapest (390 km p...
  8. In 2020, among the 192 million employed people aged 15-64 years in the EU, over 12 million people (6% of all employed) commuted to work from one region to another within their country of residence, slightly up compared to 2019. The highest rate of regional commuting in 2020 was recorded in Belgium,...
  9. In the EU in 2019, around 14 100 children died before reaching one year of age. This is equivalent to an infant mortality rate of 3.4 deaths per 1 000 live births. Over the last decade, the infant mortality rate in the EU fell from 4.2 deaths per 1 000 live births in 2009 to 3.4 deaths per 1 000 li...
  10. The annual mean concentration of fine particles (PM2.5) in urban areas of the EU has been gradually decreasing to 12.6 μg/m3 in 2019. Pollutants such as fine particulate matter suspended in the air reduce people’s life expectancy and perception of well-being, while they can also lead to or aggravat...
  11. In 2020, the European Union (EU) of 27 Member States exported almost 1.3 million bicycles and other cycles, worth a total of €471 million, to countries outside of the EU. Over the same period, the EU imported almost 5 million bicycles, worth €930 million, from countries outside the EU. Compared wit...