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Minimum Wages in European Union 2019

In 2019 there were 22 out of 28 European Union member states with an official minimum wage set by the government. Also, it turns out this is already the sixth (#6) article about minimum wages in European Union featured on the...

Cheapest Electricity in Europe for crypto mining (Cost per kWh) 2018

In normal circumstances, I would never pay much attention to the electricity price, but being a proud owner of a small ethereum gpu mining rig I started to explore my options. According to my findings so far, the...

Average Salary in European Union 2018

For the fifth year in a row, I'm publishing my humble observations on average salary changes in the European Union. In this article, I've compared both gross and net average salary for 2018. As in the case with minimum...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2018

Turns out this is already fifth (#5) article about minimum wages in European Union featured on the blog. Traditions must be continued and here comes the latest article with the latest data for 2018 about minimum wages in the...

Average Salary in European Union 2017

For the fourth year in a row, I'm publishing my humble observations on average salary changes in the European Union. In this article, I've decided to compare average salary in 2017 with 2014.  Update: Average Salary in...

What's Minimum Wage in European Union 2017

This is already fourth annual article covering minimum wage and its disproportion among 22 of 28 European Union member countries. Update: Minimum Wages in European Union 2018 Feel free to browse through...

Life Expectancy in European Union 2015

In today's article - Life expectancy in European Union (EU).  Life expectancy equals the average number of years a person born in a given country expected to live if mortality rates at each age were to remain steady in the...

Average Salary in European Union 2016

My previous two articles about average salaries in European Union (EU) member countries turned out to be one of the most popular on the blog so far, I would even call them killer articles.  The first post about average...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2016

In 2016 there were 22 out of 28 European Union member states with official minimum wage set by the government. Update: Minimum Wages in European Union 2018 The most are receiving residents of Luxembourg (EUR 1,923.00...

Average Salary In European Union 2015

My previous post about average salary in European Union for 2014 generated some buzz on social networks (Facebook, Reddit, Twitter) and on other websites, in total it has generated more than 15,000 page views. I decided to...

What Is Minimum Wage In European Union 2015

A year ago I created a blog post about minimum wages in European Union in 2014, that post generated a lot of views (more than 20,000 page views) and some buzz (got shared on Facebook, Reddit, and many other websites) Update:...

Armenia-EU: Brussels opens door to Association Agreement with Yerevan

Damned I'm confused, today I red an article on armenianow.com - Armenia-EU: Brussels opens door to Association Agreement with Yerevan, you might wonder why I'm surprised?Since January 2, Armenia is a full member of Eurasian...

Does Turkey is seeking closer ties with Russia and coming Eurasian Union?

More than year a ago I published article Turkey could join Eurasian Union were I tried to compare economy of Turkey by using GDP and GDP per capita for time period 2000-2012.I found that Turkey might reach $1 trillion...

European Union Will assist Georgia with €46 million in grants and loans in 2015

Georgia can count on continuing support from the European Union. Pierre Moscovici, the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, signed the Memorandum of Understanding for a €46 million Macro...

Average Salary in European Union 2014

A time ago I measured what is the minimum government set wage in European Union (EU). It turned out - the most minimum wage is received in Luxembourg while the least in Romania. In today's article - average salary in...

GDP in European Union 2013

European Union if looked at it as a whole solid brick economy - could be named as a Worlds largest economy by GDP. But European Union still consists of 28 independent countries. I won't discuss in this article about  - are...

GDP Per Capita in European Union 2013

European Union consist of 28 member states. Some would say  - Europe is United. Is it so? Let's figure out, who lives better and who not.    2012 2013 Change $ Growth % Luxembourg...

Minimum Wages in European Union 2014

Minimum wage is set by government minimum standard of guaranteed income (hourly/monthly) that worker should receive for work he/she performs. In 2014, there were 22 countries out of 28 in European Union, which had their national...

Georgia Plans To Have Full membership in EU in 5-10 Years

Recently Georgia signed Association Agreement with EU, which includes Free Trade agreement with EU as well. Georgian Politicans were so happy, that they rushed to announce some great plans - and so MP of Georgia announced, that...

Ukraine GDP per capita

Ukraine GDP per capita in 2012 was about $3.866 thousands. Compared to other countries GDP per capita is low. Not to say very low. Ukraine together with Moldova and Georgia recenlty signed Association Agreement with European...

Georgia has signed Association Agreement with European Union

Today, June 27Th is a "magnificent" day for Georgia, or at least it's politics. Today Georgia in Brussels has signed Association Agreement with European Union. Together with Georgia association agreement was signed by Ukraine and...

South Ossetia wants to join Russia

Separatist republic of South Ossetia, which separated from Georgia after short 5 days Georgia-Russia war, will held a referendum to join Russian Federation.I presume that right now while all world is watching events happening in...

Romania - a brief overview

Yesterday I took a brief overview of Moldova, today I'm willing to briefly see how neighbouring Romania looks like. Romania - basic dataPopulation: 21.33GDP: 169.4 billion USD (2012)GDP per capita: 7.942 thousands USD (2012)...

Ukraine gets cheaper gas

Remember my doubts about fact Ukraine signing EU association agreement? As you may know, Ukraine didn't sign that agreement. Today I red an article that Ukraine will get cheaper gas from Russia (Gazprom). So, by saying that...

Ukraine declines to sign association agreement with EU

As I previously wrote - Ukraine decided not to sign agreement of association with EU.Ukraine did not signed an association agreement with the EU at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius.As of now, leaders of the EU and the...

Turkey could join Eurasian Union

That said makes me think, that Turkey has no serious plans to join Eurasian Union. IMHO Turkey is teasing European Union. And why shouldn't? Turkey has long, long history on it's attempts to join European Union, but there always...

European Union - The smallest economies by GDP Nominal 2012

European Union with 28 member states, with population reaching over 500 millions, for some might sound as the Worlds largest Economy, if looking to European Union as a whole, solid brick creature. In 2012, GDP in EU was $16....

Germany, the driven force of European Union

Germany is leading economy in European Union accounting in more than 3 trillions USD GDP nominal. If we can forecast German economy, can we forecast economy of European Union, or at least economy of Euro Zone?For ilustration I'm...