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The number of asylum applicants from Turkey to Germany reach highest level since 2008

At the end of July 1,275 citizens from Turkey had pending asylum applications in Germany, according to new data from Eurostat. That is more than any month since 2008.

The number of asylum applicants from Syria to Sweden is raising

New data from Eurostat shows a raising trend in asylum seekers from Syria in Sweden. At the end of July 610 citizens from Syria had pending asylum applications in Sweden, compared to for example April when 160 applied for asylum.

The unemployment rate is growing in Iceland, while declining in the EU

The unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in Iceland in July, compared to 3.0 percent in January.

The unemployment rate is growing in Luxembourg, while declining in the EU

The unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in Luxembourg in July, compared to 5.2 percent in January.

The unemployment rate is declining more in Croatia than in the EU

The unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in Croatia in July, compared to 8.4 percent in July 2018.

The confidence of retail businesses is decreasing more rapidly in The United Kingdom than in the EU

In August the confidence of retail businesses in The United Kingdom decreased significantly compared to the same month last year, down from 14.5 to -29.

The confidence in the economy is decreasing in Lithuania — but less rapidly than in the EU

In August the confidence in the economy in Lithuania decreased slightly compared to the same month last year, down from 112.6 to 111.9.

The confidence of industrial businesses is decreasing in Portugal — but less rapidly than in the EU

In August the confidence of industrial businesses in Portugal decreased somewhat compared to the same month last year, down from 1.5 to -2.9.

The confidence of construction businesses is decreasing more rapidly in Netherlands than in the EU

In August the confidence of construction businesses in Netherlands decreased significantly compared to the same month last year, down from 32.5 to 15.4.

The confidence of construction businesses is increasing in Croatia while decreasing in the EU

In August the confidence of construction businesses in Croatia increased significantly compared to the same month last year, up from 11.7 to 20.6.