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Country profile – Germany

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 10:19   /   Germany, Profile

Population: 81 million Minorities: Turkish (2.4%), Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Danish, Spanish Capital: Berlin Size: 357.000 km2 Government: Federal parliamentary republic Official language: German Main religion: An estimated 68% of the country is Christian (equally divided into Protestants and Roman Catholics). 3.7% are Muslim Date of EU accession: Germany is a founding member of […]

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Freedom Monument in Riga.

Country profile – Latvia

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 10:18   /   Latvia, Profile

Population: ca. 2 million inhabitants Capital: Riga Size: 64,589 km2 Government type: Parliamentary Republic Official language: Latvian Main religions: Evangelic Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Russian Orthodox Date of EU accession: 2004 Date of entry in the eurozone: 2014 Economy Public debt: 40,7% of GDP Unemployment rate: 11,5% Bailout: 7,5 billion euro in 2008 GDP per capita: […]

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Country profile – Bulgaria

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 10:17   /   Bulgaria, Profile

Population: 7,97 million Capital: Sofia Size: 110 993,6 km² Type of government: Parliamentary Republic Official language: Bulgarian Religions: East Orthodox Christians (85 %), Muslims (13%), Catholics (1%) Date of EU accession: 2007 Not in the Eurozone Economy Poorest EU member state GDP per capita: 5414€ Public debt: 15% of GDP Unemployment rate: 12,38% Euroscepticism Main […]

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Country profile – Portugal

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 10:16   /   Portugal, Profile

Total area: 92 072 km² Population: 10.6 million Capital city: Lisbon Official language: Portuguese Religion: Roman Catholicism Government: unitary semi-presidential republic Year of EU entry: 1986 Currency: Member of the Eurozone since 1999 Schengen area: Member of the Schengen area  since 1991 National debt: 204,844 million € Unemployment rate: 15.3% GDP Per C.: 15,800 € Bailouts: 2011, €78 billion IMF-EU bailout package […]

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