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The most innovative economies – Global Competitiveness 2020 report

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Cancer research, quantum internet and smart home technologies are among the major developments of our time. But which countries are world leaders in research and development, patent activity, high-tech density and everything that comes with fostering innovation? A recent Bloomberg ranking shows the most innovative countries by index value. Germany ranked highest in 2020,

Top 10 most competitive economies in the world

most competitive economies Since 1979, the World Economic Forum has been taking the temperature of long-term economic growth and productivity in its Global Competitiveness Report. The 2019 edition covers 141 economies, accounting for 99% of the world’s GDP – and finds that, a decade on from the global financial crisis, most

Key Infrastructure Network: Connecting Europe Facility

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

Circular Economy Explained

The European Union produces more than 2.5 billion tonnes of waste every year. It is currently updating its legislation on waste management to promote a shift to a more sustainable model known as the circular economy. But what exactly does the circular economy mean? And what would be the benefits?   What is the

Best countries and cities for attracting and developing talent

When it comes to making a country, a city or an organization competitive, there’s an essential ingredient – people. For the last six years, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) has ranked countries and major cities on their ability to attract, develop and retain talent. TCI is an annual benchmark report

Swedish start-ups explained

Q: What do Spotify, Minecraft and Candy Crush Saga have in common? A: They are all made in Sweden   Sweden is home to Europe’s largest tech companies and its capital is second only to Silicon Valley when it comes to the number of “unicorns” – billion-dollar tech companies – that it produces per capita. Skype was

Algorithms explained by the Economist

lgorithms are everywhere. They play the stock market, decide whether you can have a mortgage and may one day drive your car for you. They search the internet when commanded, stick carefully chosen advertisements into the sites you visit and decide what prices to show you in online shops. As

WEF: How the last 10 years of business changed everything

actics are more important than strategy and less important than vision. That appears to be the new set of rules in today’s business world. Businesses cannot simply follow in the footsteps of their larger rivals; they must forge their own path. In the past, transnational champions would compete alongside one another

IPA: €57 mill. EU funds for HR-BA-ME cross-border cooperation

he European Commission adopted a new cross-border cooperation programme for Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro worth around €67 million, with €57 million coming from the European Regional Development Fund and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The programme aims to improve the quality of common public services in the region,

EMU: Fiscal, Financial, Economic & Political Union

urope's Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is in much better shape today than it was before the financial crisis. However, despite progress, particularly as regards reinforcement of the economic governance and the launch of the Banking Union, the EMU remains incomplete. Divergence in economic performance across the euro area is

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