European Commission will submit to EU members a proposal of financing of the EU enlargement. According to this proposal, current members should contribute by EUR 68bn in the period of 2004-2006. The Czech Republic could receive approximately one tenth of this sum.
GDP per capita is below 75% of the EU average in 52 out of 56 regions in EU candidate countries. These results released Eurostat yesterday. Its research confirmed an exclusive position of the Czech capital. GDP per capita in Prague exceeds EU average by 24%.
U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to a five-month high on optimism the recovery will be under way by midyear, according to the survey of The Conference Board. The business research group's index of consumer sentiment increased to 97.3 in January after jumping to 94.6 in December.
Economists of the state of New York calculated an economic impact of the terroristic attack on the USA in September. The impact on GDP was evaluated at USD 639bn and number of jobs shrunk by 100.000.
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