Member states continued to improve in 2006 but there is insufficient overall progress in Europe's education and training systems towards the goals set in the Lisbon strategy.

This is the main finding of the European Commission's annual report on progress towards the Lisbon objectives in the field of education and training, which was published on Wednesday 3 October, in the light of the progress accomplished by each of the EU27 on five education benchmarks agreed by them for 2010. [extract]