There are big differences in support for liberal democracy among Central and Eastern European countries. Almost half of Bulgarians would prefer a political regime with authoritarian tendencies. In some countries, such as Poland and Hungary, support for liberal democracy remains high despite
Transport, other than planes, was the main driver of emissions reduction in all EU countries plus the U.K. during the coronavirus crisis. Luxembourg saw the biggest reduction in CO2 emissions, with a peak reduction of almost 45 percent between mid-March and mid-April.
A trade deal with the United States is a high priority for the United Kingdom: The U.S. is Britain’s top export market, and around a tenth of total U.K. imports of goods came from the U.S. in 2019. Download the graph Source
The coronavirus is challenging Europe with perhaps its sharpest economic decline in a century. In particular, the gathering recession looms over already highly indebted countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece, which will need yet more debt to fund their recovery Download
Some EU countries are among the best in the world at implementing technical recommendations to combat money laundering, but this doesn’t necessarily lead to impressive results: In the bloc, only 1.1 percent of estimated illicit proceeds are seized by authorities. Only 1
Some countries in the EU were ill-equipped to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Germany has seven times more critical care beds per head of population than Portugal. The capacity of health systems has been crucial to dealing with the pandemic. Download the
Fisheries is one of the areas in which progress was “disappointing” during the last round of negotiations on a future EU-U.K. trade deal, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Friday. Securing access to U.K. waters is crucial to some members of the
To assess PA experiences, responses and innovative practices across industries resulting from the impact of COVID-19, the Global Public Affairs Club (GPAC) launched a short survey consisting of seven questions sent to public affairs professionals worldwide. Download the graph Source : GPAC