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Greece First in Rate of Motorcycle Fatalities in the European Union

According to official European data released recently by Eurostat regarding fatalities caused by traffic accidents, Greece sadly stands in first place when it comes to the rate of people killed while operating motorcycles. Among all the 28 nations of the European...

One in Two Greeks Cannot Afford Even One Week of Vacation

Although Greece is one of the top tourist destinations in the entire world, breaking arrival records year after year, one in two Greek people cannot afford one week of vacation away from home. According to the EU's Eurostat statistical office, 51 percent of...

Eurostat Says Greece Recorded Largest Annual Unemployment Decline in April

The unemployment rate in Greece eased down to 17.6 percent of the workforce in April from the rate of 18.2 percent seen in March, Eurostat announced in a report released on Wednesday. The EU statistical service's report revealed that Greece recorded...

Food in Greece 5% More Expensive Than EU Average in 2018

According to the latest data for 2018 released recently by Eurostat, food in Greece is five percent more expensive than the average prices across the EU. In its report, Eurostat also notes that the average disposable income of Greek households...

Eurostat Reports Greek Cheese, Eggs and Milk Second Most Expensive in the EU

Eurostat released on Thursday its final ''Consumer Price Levels'' report for the year 2018, showing that Greeks paid on average considerably more money to buy everyday essentials compared to most other Europeans. The report said that if the average price...

Greece, Cyprus Among EU Nations Reaching ''Europe 2020'' Education Targets

Eurostat announced recently that Greece and Cyprus are among the EU nations which reached or exceeded the targets laid out in the ''Europe 2020'' Education strategy. ''Europe 2020'' is an educational strategy set forward by the European Union to increase...

Over 2,600 Unaccompanied Refugee Children Claimed Asylum in Greece in 2018

More than 2,600 unaccompanied minors sought asylum in Greece in 2018, according to Eurostat figures released on Holy Friday. This figure is slightly higher than in 2017 (2,455) and is the third highest in the EU, after Germany and Italy. In...

Greece's Public Debt Rose to 181.1 percent of GDP in 2018

Public debt in Greece and Italy grew last year, while the European bloc as a whole recorded an overall decrease in its liabilities, the European Union statistics office said on Tuesday. At the end of 2018, Greece, which is the...

Greece Records Largest Annual Unemployment Decrease in EU for 2018

Greece recorded the largest annual unemployment rate decrease in the EU for 2018, Eurostat disclosed in a report which was released on Monday. The European Executive's Statistics Service noted that the Greek unemployment rate fell a full 2.8 points, from 20.8...

Greek Fertility Rate Among the Lowest in the EU

Greece had among the lowest fertility rates in the European Union in the year 2017, according to the latest figures published by Eurostat on Tuesday. The EU statistics agency found that Greece was in the bottom five nations regarding population...