21st Oct 2016


Culture in Europe

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The EU today spends little more than 0.1 percent of what it has on subsidies for the arts - some €170 million per year. It is less than what Estonia spends on culture.

And yet, over the first half of the last decade, employment in the culture sector in Europe grew by an average of 3.5 percent, compared with only one percent in general.

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