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The UEFA Women’s European Championships is set to shine a light on less-known regions that are hosting games, such as Yorkshire and the Humber, and Rotherham in particular.

In January of this year, compared with December 2021, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 3,9 percent in both the euro area and the EU, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2021, production in construction fell by 1,5 percent in the euro area and by 1,2 percent in the EU.

After months of refraining from travelling, also due to restrictive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, rail passenger transport is getting back on track. In the third quarter (Q3) of 2021, the rail sector in the EU is recording a significant increase in terms of passengers.

On January 01,  2021, the median  age of the EU’s  population hit 44.1 years, 0.2 years more than in 2020. It increased by 2.5 years (on average by 0.25 years per annum) from 41.6 years in 2011. This means that half of the EU’s population was older than 44.1 years, while the other half was younger. 

The EU tourism ecosystem has been hit hard by the pandemic in the past two years, but the sector is traditionally an important player on the labour market, offering opportunities to a diverse workforce. 

The recent Annual Meeting of the European Travel Commission (ETC) in Engelberg, Switzerland brought together the board of directors of national tourism authorities and their marketing and research teams from across Europe. Over 70 participants from throughout the continent convened at the meeting hosted by Switzerland Tourism.

The European Environment Agency (EEA), had recently released a report indicating that heatwaves, floods, and other extreme weather have killed 142,000 people in Europe over the last 40 years and cost European economies more than EUR500 billion.

The EU has the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world, known as Natura 2000 and consisting of almost 27,000 terrestrial and marine sites.

European travel activity is set to build some momentum moving into the peak summer months due to the gradual easing of restrictions, the ramp-up in vaccinations, and the EU’s recent reopening to more third countries and fully vaccinated travellers from abroad.