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11th Dec 2017

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EU unemployment continues to fall

The unemployment rate in the EU was at 9.1 percent in June, down from 10.1 percent in June last year, reaching its lowest level since February 2009, Eurostat said on Monday. In the eurozone, unemployment was at its lowest since December 2008 – 7.7 percent, compared to 8.6 percent last year. Unemployment remained high for under-25s, at 16.7 percent in the EU-28 and 18.27 percent in the eurozone.

Opinion

Iceland: further from EU membership than ever

With fewer pro-EU MPs in the Iceland parliament than ever before, any plans to resume 'candidate' membership of the bloc are likely to remain on ice, as the country prioritises national sovereignty and a more left-wing path.

Romania wants EU signal on Schengen membership

Bucharest expects other member states to decide on its accession to the passport-free area before it takes the rotating EU presidency on 1 January 2019 - amid criticism of a controversial new justice reform.

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