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17th Dec 2017

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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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“Do you feel the wind?” a moderator asked a culture conference. “There is something going on in Europe.”

In this series of articles EUobserver looks at Culture in Europe.

Culture: 'A new wind is blowing in Europe'

Faced with falling ticket sales, cultural institutions in Europe should be looking both for ways to reach new audiences and keep existing audiences on board, according to the European Commission.

Culture in figures: Nordics most engaged

In general in Europe, those in the north are more culturally savvy than those in the south, if statistics are anything to go by. But there are some outliers.

Showdown EU vote on asylum looking likely for next June

Divisions on relocating asylum seekers remain entrenched following an EU summit. The east-west divide opens up the possibility of relying on a majority vote for a key asylum in June, further exacerbating disputes among opposing capitals.

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