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Regional Economic Outlook, November 2017, Europe

Europe Hitting Its Stride

The European recovery is strengthening and broadening appreciably. Real GDP growth is projected at 2.4 percent in 2017, up from 1.7 percent in 2016, before easing to 2.1 percent in 2018.

IMF Financial Operations 2016

Describes the IMF's financial organization, policies and lending arrangements, and financial statements, reflecting all policy decisions through April 2016.

Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector in the Barents Region
			: International Conference 23-25 April 2013

Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector in the Barents Region : International Conference 23-25 April 2013 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289326681

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Natural Resources, Strategic Importance, Best Environmental Practices, Environmental Issues, Increase Awareness, Abstracts of the Presentations

The natural resources of the Barents Region are of strategic importance for Europe. One intensively developing sector is mining, which will bring new opportunities to the region, but which will also cause changes i...

Articles treated with antibacterial agents
			: Outline of a strategy to reduce unjustified use

Articles treated with antibacterial agents : Outline of a strategy to reduce unjustified use »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Lolo Heijkenskjöld

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327244

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Antibacterial Garbage Bags, Antibiotics, Microorganisms, Antibacterial Agents, Nordic Workshop, Nordic Council of Ministers

Do we need antibacterial garbage bags? A wide range of antibacterial consumer articles can be found on the Internet. Mostly there is no information on the antibacterial agents used or on their efficacy. Does this r...

Addressing resource efficiency through the Ecodesign Directive
			: A review of opportunities and barriers

Addressing resource efficiency through the Ecodesign Directive : A review of opportunities and barriers »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anja Bundgaard , Carl Dalhammar , Erika Machacek , Kristina Overgaard Zacho , and Arne Remmen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327206

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, European Union, Resource Efficiency, Ecodesign Directive, Energy Efficiency, Product Durability, Legal Standards

The European Union has initiated a number of initiatives to improve resource efficiency in Europe. The Ecodesign Directive is one of the policy instruments that could aid the transition towards a more resource effi...

Young workers occupational safety and health risks in the Nordic countries

Young workers occupational safety and health risks in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Elizabeth Bengtsen , Elisabeth Framke , Pete Kines , and Anne Salmi

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289326155

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Working Environment, Swedish Presidency, Swedish ILO Committee, NIVA, OSH, Youth Employment

An attractive working environment that is inclusive and prevents work-related health problems is important to ensure that as many as possible can participate in the working life. During the Swedish presidency in th...

Young people on the edge (summary)
			: Labour market inclusion of vulnerable youths

Young people on the edge (summary) : Labour market inclusion of vulnerable youths »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bjørn Halvorsen , Ole-Johnny Hansen , and Jenny Tägtström

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325516

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Unemployment, Nordic Region, Nordic Countries, Global Economic Crisis, Nordic Council of Ministers, Labour Market

The unemployment among young people is considerably higher than the overall unemployment in the Nordic region. A growing group of young people in the Nordic countries are at a great risk of permanent exclusion with...

Workshop on assessments of National Carbon Budgets within the Nordic Region
			: Current status and sensitivity to changes

Workshop on assessments of National Carbon Budgets within the Nordic Region : Current status and sensitivity to changes »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Kristina Hansen , Aki Koyama , Eva Podgrajsek , Anne Sofie Lansø , and Eva Thorborg Mørk

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325974

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, ECOCLIM, LAGGE, SnowCarbo, Carbon Modeling, Carbon Sinks, Future Climate

The three-day workshop organized by the three Nordic research projects, ECOCLIM, LAGGE and SnowCarbo brought together scientists and other actors from Nordic countries to communicate and discuss research on carbon...

Urban Patterns of Growth
			: The Geography of Suppliers of High-Tech Companies in the Nordic Countries

Urban Patterns of Growth : The Geography of Suppliers of High-Tech Companies in the Nordic Countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Marcus Adolphson , Niels Boje Groth , Heikki Eskelinen , Olaf Foss , Frants Gundersen , Mats Johansson , Timo Lautanen , Pasi Saukkonen , and Lars Winther

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289324717

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Urban Patterns of Growth, Nordic Regional Policy, Co-operation Programme, Nordic Countries, Economic Growth, Case Studies

Urban Patterns of Growth was carried out for the preparation of the Nordic regional policy co-operation programme 2013-2016 and national regional policies in the Nordic countries. A key issue is the concentration o...

Tuition fees for international students
			: Nordic practice

Tuition fees for international students : Nordic practice »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325158

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Tuition Fees, International Student, Introduction of Fees, Impact of Fees, Nordic Context, Future Scenarios for Tuition Fees

This three-part study looks at tuition fees for international students in the Nordic Region. Part one maps the current status in the different countries. Part two looks at the impact of fees, e.g. by comparing inte...

Trafficking in Human Beings in Working Life
			: Report from a Nordic conference in Helsinki, Finland 27-28 November 2012

Trafficking in Human Beings in Working Life : Report from a Nordic conference in Helsinki, Finland 27-28 November 2012 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325912

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Conference on Human Trafficking, Raise Awareness of Problems, Victims of Labour Trafficking, Adapt Social Services, Conference Practical Examples, Labour Market Organizations

The Nordic conference on human trafficking and working life discussed how people become victims of human trafficking as they seek jobs in foreign countries. The aim of the conference was to raise awareness of probl...

Tracking environmental impacts in global product chains
			:  - Rare Earth Metals and other critical metals used in the cleantech industry

Tracking environmental impacts in global product chains : - Rare Earth Metals and other critical metals used in the cleantech industry »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Jürg Hutter , Jens Johansson , Anna Larsson , Alina Pathan , Alain Schilli , and Iivo Vehviläinen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325196

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Impacts, Product Chains, REMs, Cleantech Industry Metals, Supply Chain, Solar Panels

Tracking environmental impacts in global product chains - Rare Earth Metals and other critical metals used in the cleantech industry Metals form a central part of the global economy, but their extraction and supply...