2019 Stability Programme of Greece

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 121(2) and 148(4) thereof, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1466/97 of 7 July 1997 on the strengthening of the surveillance of budgetary positions and the surveillance and coordination of economic policies1 , and ...

Narrative Report on Germany

Narrative Report on Germany

Germany is ranked 7 in the 2018 Financial Secrecy Index (FSI), based on a moderate secrecy score of 59.1 combined with a large global scale weight: Germany accounts for over 5% of the global market for offshore financial services. The German government has had a mixed record in terms of taking on financial secrecy. Germany has in recent years taken impor ...

Georgia: Background and U.S. Policy

Georgia is one of the United States’ closest partners among the states that gained their independence after the USSR collapsed in 1991. With a history of strong economic aid and security cooperation, the United States has deepened its strategic partnership with Georgia since Russia’s 2008 invasion of Georgia and 2014 invasion of Ukraine. U.S. policy expr ...

The Gaza Strip - Facts, Figures and UNDP’S Response to the Ongoing Crisis

The Gaza Strip - Facts, Figures and UNDP’S Response to the Ongoing Crisis

The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places on earth, with a total area of 365 km2 and a population of approximately 1.8 million. Against the backdrop of occupation, and the resulting escalation in tensions, the situation for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has worsened, with marked increases in unemployment, poverty and deaths. This situat ...

The Gambia Country Focus

The Gambia Country Focus

EASO would like to acknowledge the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM), Division Analysis, Switzerland, as the author of this report. The following national asylum and migration departments have reviewed the report: Belgium, Cedoca - Documentation and Research centre, Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless persons Norway - Landin ...

French Polynesia

French Polynesia

French Polynesia is a French overseas territory in the South Pacific. It consists of 118 islands spread over a maritime area of 2.5 million km² (an area the size of continental Europe). The territory is made up of five archipelagos: the Society Islands, the Marquesas Islands, the Austral Islands, the Tuamotus Islands and the Gambier Islands. It has 34 vo ...

Country Report: France

Country Report: France

The 2018 update of this report was written by Laurent Delbos and Claire Tripier at Forum réfugiés – Cosi and edited by ECRE. Forum réfugiés-Cosi wishes to thank all those individuals and organisations who shared their expertise to contribute or check the information gathered during the research. Particular thanks are owed to many Forum réfugiés-Cosi coll ...

Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)1 2018 Country Report Finland

Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)1 2018 Country Report Finland

Finland ranks 3rd out of the 28 Member States, with a score that is virtually identical to both the 2nd and 4th place. Its overall score regularly progresses more or less in line with the EU average, which is maintaining its outstanding position. In addition to its leadership position in digital skills, which Finland has already held for several years, i ...

Dfat Country Information Report Ethiopia

Dfat Country Information Report Ethiopia

This Country Information Report has been prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for protection status determination purposes only. It provides DFAT’s best judgement and assessment at time of writing and is distinct from Australian government policy with respect to Ethiopia. The report provides a general, rather than an exhaustive ...

Regions and Cities at a Glance 2018 – ESTONIA

Regions and Cities at a Glance 2018 – ESTONIA

The regional gap in GDP per capita has increased in Estonia over the last sixteen years. A strong economic growth in North Estonia drove this trend, especially since the recovery from the economic crisis. In 2016, GDP per capita in North Estonia was more than 2.6 times higher than in Northeast Estonia, an unprecedented level of difference between regions ...

Eritrea

Eritrea

Eritrea has been called a pariah state by some observers for its poor human rights record, political repression, and history of aid to rebel groups in the region. International support for the country, which gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993, declined after a border war with Ethiopia (1998-2000), amidst a severe crackdown on dissent. Recent polit ...

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

This briefing note is organized into ten sections. The first section presents information on the country coverage and methodology of the 2018 Statistical Update. The next five sections provide information about key indicators of human development including the Human Development Index (HDI), the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), the Gend ...

Ecuador SIGNIFICANT ADVANCEMENT

Ecuador SIGNIFICANT ADVANCEMENT

In 2013, Ecuador made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government also launched the Unified Child Labor Registration System (SURTI) and prioritized eradicating child labor in agriculture as well as street begging. It increased the number of Grants for Human Development beneficiaries to 1.5 million fami ...

East Timor: Political Dynamics, Development, and International Involvement

East Timor: Political Dynamics, Development, and International Involvement

The situation in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, which is also known as simply TimorLeste or East Timor, is relatively calm compared with recent periods of political strife and insurrection. That said, some underlying tensions, such as with the security sector, remain to be resolved. Timor-Leste faces many serious challenges as it seeks to establ ...

Dominica Overview

Dominica Overview

Dominica is the largest and most northerly of the Caribbean’s four Windward Islands. The country covers an area of 750 km2 , with the highest point being Morne Diablotins, which stands at 1,447 meters. Like many of its Caribbean neighbors, the island is volcanic and it boasts many waterfalls, springs and rivers, lush vegetation, and a variety of rare flo ...

Denmark in Figures 2018

Denmark in Figures 2018

Besides Denmark, the Kingdom of Denmark includes the self-governing areas of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The ice-free part of Greenland is almost ten times larger than Denmark, while Denmark is 30 times larger than the Faroe Islands. Denmark is a small country compared to its closest neighbours. Sweden is ten times and Germany eight times larger tha ...