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Newest findings of the statistical office of the European Union highlight progress made in 2015 towards reaching the 2020 education indicators, across members states, that measure two main headline targets - Early school leaving and Tertiary education completion.Overall EU countries are shown to be on course for meeting education targets:
Considering progress on 2020 targets across different countries, all member states have increased their completion rates for tertiary education – Lithuania placing at the top of the ranks with over 57%, followed by Cyprus, Ireland, Luxemburg and Sweden. Italy and Romania place last in the ranks with completion rates of around 25%, not meeting respective national targets and a long way to go till the European 40% benchmark. The lowest proportion of early school leavers can be noted in Croatia and the highest in Spain.
According to this newest data set, it can be inferred that Europe and its members are making steady progress towards 2020 targets for education, although taking a nuanced look at the findings a player like Germany appears to place blow the European target, representing also the only country where women faire worse than men for 2015 in successfully completing their tertiary education.EUROSTAT- Press release