Development of the average net income in the EU

Definition of Income: „The total disposable income of a household is calculated by adding together the personal income received by all of household members plus income received at household level. Missing income information is imputed.“ – Eurostat Disposable household income includes: – all income from work (employee wages and self-employment earnings) – private income from investment and property – transfers between households – all social transfers received in cash including old-age pensions Equivalence scale: „To take into account the impact of differences in household size and composition, the total disposable household…

Daily smokers of cigarettes in Europe

Definition of daily smokers of cigarettes: „Proportion of people who smoke (manufactured and hand-rolled) cigarettes daily according to the level of cigarette smoking using modalities ‚Less than 20 cigarettes per day‘, ’20 or more cigarettes per day‘ and ‚Total daily smokers of cigarettes‘.“ – European Union (Eurostat)  Statistical Population: „All persons aged 15 years or over living in private households and residing in the territory of the country.“ – European Union (Eurostat) Data source: European Union (Eurostat) Metadata: European Health Interview Survey (EHIS)

Number of asylum seekers in Europe in 2015

Definition of asylum applicants: „*Asylum applicant‘ means a person having submitted an application for international protection or having been included in such application as a family member during the reference period. ‚Application for international protection‘ means an application for international protection as defined in Art.2(h) of Directive 2011/95/EU, i.e. a request made by a third-country national or a stateless person for protection from a Member State, who can be understood to seek refugee status or subsidiary protection status, and who does not explicitly request another kind of protection, outside the…

EU budget contribution per member state

How much does your country contribute to the EU budget? This map shows the EU Member States‘ contributions to the European Union budget in 2014. While more than half of the EU member states contributed shares between 0.06 percent (Malta) and 1.90 percent (Denmark), only three Member States, namely Italy, France and  Germany, reached contribution shares greater than 10 percent. Including the United Kingdom, these four countries make up over 60 percent of all contributions, with Germany contributing the largest single proportion. Data source: European Union