trong, modern, and reliable infrastructure network is essential to secure jobs, growth and competitiveness in the European Union. Given this need, the EU supports the development of high-performing, sustainable and interconnected trans-European networks in three areas: transport, energy and digital infrastructure. The trans-European networks policy was consolidated in 2013 and the
n the framework of the next long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, €9.2 billion programme to build up digital capacity and infrastructure and support a digital single market. It will operate mainly through coordinated and strategic co-investments with the Member States in the areas of advanced
he history of counterfeiting is almost as extensive as the history of money itself. It’s said that even the first coins in Lydia were regularly faked, and coming across counterfeit coins in Ancient Rome was a daily occurrence. Roman Emperors, like other rulers, also famously did their own counterfeiting, debasing the
According to market research company New World Wealth, the world has accumulated $215 trillion in private wealth, a 12% increase over the last year. Incredibly, the vast majority of this wealth – about 73.5% – is held by just 10 countries: Rank Country Wealth (USD Trillions) Change (2007-2017), % #1 United States $62.6 20% #2 China $24.8 198% #3 Japan $19.5 22% #4 United Kingdom $9.9 -2% #5 Germany $9.7 0% #6 India $8.2 160% #7 France $6.6 -11% #8 Canada $6.4 25% #9 Australia $6.1 83% #10 Italy $4.3 -19% Over the last decade, China
he Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) concluded a review of the denominational structure of the Europa series back in 2016. It was decided to permanently stop producing the 500 EURbanknote and to exclude it from the Europa series, taking into account concerns that this banknote could facilitate
The Montenegro railway upgrade is the first in 40 years ontenegro's railway used to be one of its big accomplishments. It was the largest and most expensive infrastructure project in the former Yugoslav federation. But now it has fallen into decay. With the European Investment Bank's help, the railway plans a
he United States has the largest economy in the world at $20.4 trillion, according to data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which shows the US economy increased from around $19.4 trillion last year. China follows, with $14 trillion, which is an increase of more than $2 trillion in comparison to 2017.
uropean Commission published a report with examples of 7 projects and 10 organizations supported by the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) in 2014-2017. The aims of the presented projects ranged from supporting reforms of national social protection systems and enhancing administrative cooperation on posting of workers to raising awareness on how young people