The quarterly series 'Basic figures on the EU' presents the freshest Eurostat data on a small number of key indicators in the economic, social and environmental fields. In an effort to give readers a better overview of the data available in the Eurostat database, each edition of Basic figures on the EU introduces a set of three alternating indicators. The same content is available in a compact printed leaflet. [+]
EURONA is an open access, peer reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to National Accounts and Macroeconomic Indicators. EURONA aims at providing a platform for researchers, scholars, producers and users of macroeconomic statistics to exchange their research findings. This second issue of 2018 includes articles on integrated economic accounting standards, inclusion of illegal economic activities, estimating trade flows without asymmetries and the interpolation of Purchasing Power Parities. [+]
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) Methodological Manual represents a comprehensive overview of methods that are used in the compilation process for the HICP. The HICP provides the official measure of consumer price inflation in the euro area and the EU. The manual intends to be a practical guide to all steps necessary to produce an HICP and is thus useful for statisticians who are new to the field of price statistics and statistical offices aiming to set up a similar inflation measure. Users of the HICP, such as businesses, policy-makers and researchers may also find this manual useful to help them understand and interpret HICP data. Subjects covered include the HICP concepts, sampling and price collection procedures, methods for quality adjustment, index calculation and many other. [+]
This document presents Eurostat’s assessment of the quality of the national and regional accounts transmitted in the year 2017 by the EU Member States, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, and information on Eurostat’s publications of European aggregates. The quality report contains the second assessment of results since the start of data transmission according to the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) on 1 September 2014. In general, data sent in 2017 were broadly in line with the ESS quality standards and the ESA 2010 Regulation. Member States have been able to comply with the new data requirements and methodology, while the process of adapting national data compilation systems will continue until 2020. [+]
The publication deals with the evaluation of the regional supply of financial services. Digitisation and the associated reduction of branches are taken into account. The previous measurement approach (branches per square kilometre or per inhabitant) will be critically examined and an extended measurement approach will be presented. This approach addresses demographic, topographical, settlement structural and infrastructural (Internet) aspects. It has been used by Conrad et al. (2018) for public savings banks and cooperative banks in Germany at a small-scale level. A comparison of the supply level within Germany was carried out. But a comparison with the results for different countries could not be made. This paper therefore discusses how the new approach can be applied to other countries of the European Union. It will be shown that the transmission is only partially successful because important data is missing. The data set problems are discussed in this paper and finally the results of the measurement and comparison of the supply situation of six European countries - based on the available data - are presented. [+]
This handbook of geospatial statistics — based on a point-based statistical information system — aims at promoting, developing and consolidating the use of specific statistical methods available to NSIs. The handbook has been compiled by INSEE with funding from EUROSTAT. It starts off by describing geolocalised data, measuring the importance of spatial effects as well as taking the spatial effects into account, while closing with advanced techniques for graph portioning and confidentiality. It is expected that the practical examples and their implementation in R will make the statistical production process more efficient. [+]
Tribunal de Cuentas de la Unión Europea. Dictamen 9/2018 sobre la propuesta de Reglamento sobre el Programa de la UE de Lucha contra el Fraude (DOUE C 10/01, 10.1.2019)
Regional and Urban Policy. Access to universities in the EU: a regional and territorial analysis By Hugo Poelman and Lewis Dijkstra
Regional Focus A series of short papers on regional research and indicators produced by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy 01/2018 December 2018
This regional focus shows the regions and areas that have good access to a university and those that do not. It uses data on the location of all universities, population grid statistics and the road network to measure the number of people who live more than a 45-minute drive from a university.
Convenient access to higher education can be an important asset for regional development and competitiveness. It can boost innovation and upgrade the skills of the labour force through education and lifelong learning. Widespread access will allow more people to attend university, including those who cannot afford to move to get a degree.
In general, universities are quite widely distributed across Europe. In the EU and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) area an average of four out of five people live within a 45-minute drive of the main campus of at least one university. Nevertheless, in one in five NUTS-3 regions the majority of the population cannot reach a university in 45 minutes. These regions together represent 14 % of the EU plus EFTA’s population. Two-thirds of these regions lost population since 2010, compared to less than one-third of the regions where the majority lives close to at least one university. Most of the regions with low access to a university are located in eastern Member States. [+]
Recomendación del Consejo, de 7 de diciembre de 2018, sobre la intensificación de la cooperación contra las enfermedades evitables por vacunación (DOUE C 466//01, 28.12.2018)