After Romania comes Poland, with a 4.2 percent advance according to data released on Tuesday by Eurostat, the statistics bureau of the European Union.


There are lower costs of labour in Cyprus, by 6.9 percent, in Croatia by 1.7 percent, in Ireland by 0.2 percent and in Italy with 0.1 percent.


In the Euro Area, the costs went up by 1.6 percent in the first quarter, as Romania reported a 2.4 percent advance of labour costs over the first three months in the non-business sector of economy, made up public administration, institutions of defence, social working, education, health, arts and other. In the business sector the advance was 6.2 percent in Romania. (source: