US-DEU will take part in elections in a coalition with KDU-CSL. However, Unionist proposed to engage an independent candidates in this coalition in order to fill free positions on the list of candidates to Lower House of parliament. KDU-CSL deputies said it would not be a problem.
The Czech Republic was ranked at the thirty-fifth place from 75 countries that were compared by Harvard University and World Economic Forum. The main criterion was a level of competitiveness. The paper's main message is that the most important factor behind an economic progress is a level of R&D investment.
The rate of unemployment in the EU remained at 7.8% in December. As for the eurozone, the rate of unemployment stagnated at 8.5%.
Reuters' index of business climate in the eurozone rose in January for the first time since December 2000. The index rose to -1.0,3 in January from -1.21 in December.
Argentinean government revealed its budget proposal for this year. Budget expenditures were diminished to 42.8bn pesos from 50.2bn pesos in 2001. On the other hand, revenues should stay at the same value, 47.9bn pesos. The restrictive state budget should help Argentina to acquire a financial help from International Monetary Fund.
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