Country Profile | Greece

Name:Greece                                                Capital: Athens Government: Parliamentary Republic Population: 10,768,477 Area: 131,957 km2 GDP per capita: €18,780                   Currency: Euro (€) For the 2014-2020 financial framework of European Structural and Investments Funds, the Greek Republic was allocated a total of €21.38 billion, which, added to a national contribution of €4.76 billion, see Greece reaching a total budget of €26.14 billion to be Read more about Country Profile | Greece[…]

Country Profile | Netherlands

Name: Netherlands                                                              Capital: Amsterdam     Seat of Government: Den Haag                                                                     Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy Population: 17,308,133 Area: 41,543 km²  GDP per capita: €47,565                                                       Currency: Euro (€) Through 7 national programmes, the Netherlands has been allocated €1.95 billion from ESI funds for the duration of the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework; an additional national contribution of €1.85 billion take the Read more about Country Profile | Netherlands[…]

Country Profile | Czech Republic

Name:Czech Republic                                            Capital: Prague Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Republic Population: 10,610,947 Area: 78,866 km2 GDP per capita: €20,570                   Currency: Czech Koruna (Kč/CZK) Through 11 national programmes, the Czech Republic has been allocated €23.87 billion from ESI funds for the duration of the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework; an additional national contribution of €8.87 billion take Czechia’s total budget to Read more about Country Profile | Czech Republic[…]

Country Profile | Spain

Name:Spain                                      Capital: Madrid Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy Population: 46,934,632 Area: 505,990 km2 GDP per capita: €28,990                   Currency: Euro (€) For the 2014-2020 financial framework of European Structural and Investments Funds, Spain was allocated a total of €39.8 billion, which, added to a national contribution of €16.5 billion, see the country reaching a total budget of €56.3billion to be invested Read more about Country Profile | Spain[…]

2020 Draft EU Budget

On 5 June 2019, the Commission adopted the Draft EU Budget for 2020, the last year of the current financial framework that started in 2014. Being the last budget of the 2014-2020 financial framework, it is also designed to provide a smooth transition to the next budgetary cycle that will start in 2021. The European Read more about 2020 Draft EU Budget[…]

Country Profile | Croatia

Name:Croatia                                               Capital: Zagreb Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Republic Population: 4,154,200 Area: 56,594 km2 GDP per capita: €13,375                   Currency: Kuna (kn) In the course of the 2014-2020 financial framework, Croatia has been allocated a total of €12.65 billion from the European Structural and Investments Funds (ESIF), including a national contribution of €1.9 billion, to be invested in various Read more about Country Profile | Croatia[…]

Country Profile | Lithuania

Name:Lithuania                                           Capital: Vilnius Government: Semi-presidential Republic Population: 2,790,472 Area: 65,300 km2 GDP per capita: €17,695                   Currency: Euro (€) Through a total of three national programmes, Lithuania has been allocated €8.39 billion from ESI funds for the duration of the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework; an additional national contribution of €1.56 billion take Lithuania’s total budget to €9.95 billion. Read more about Country Profile | Lithuania[…]

Country Profile | France

Name:France                                                Capital: Paris Government: Semi-presidential Republic Population: 67,348,000 Area: 640,679 km2 GDP per capita: €38,845                   Currency: Euro (€) For the 2014-2020 financial framework of European Structural and Investments Funds, the French Republic was allocated a total of €26.73 billion, which, added to a national contribution of €19.04 billion, see France reaching a total budget of €45.77 billion to be Read more about Country Profile | France[…]

EU-Japan landmark Partnership Agreements

During the 25thEU-Japan summit on 17thJuly in Tokyo, the EU and Japan signed two landmark agreements – namely the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) – which are expected to enhance EU-Japanese relations even further. The EPA, which the President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, characterised as an agreement Read more about EU-Japan landmark Partnership Agreements[…]

FINANCING YOUR BROADBAND PROJECT IN THE EU

Financing your broadband project in the EU   The EU has recently published a report on the broadband coverage in the Member States. It definitely shows that the EU is on the good way but there is still a lot of work done. As a reminder, part of the EU’s Strategy is to have:  “Universal Read more about FINANCING YOUR BROADBAND PROJECT IN THE EU[…]