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2017 Military Strength Ranking

 

The complete Global Firepower list for 2017 puts the military powers of Balkan countries  into full perspective.

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Primary energy Consumption by fuel

Primary energy comprises commercially-traded fuels, including modern renewable used to generate electricity.

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European 4 Mbps Broadband Adoption (IPv4)

Balkan countries ranking

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Fragility ranking of SEE countries (out of 170)

  1. DEMOGRAPHIC PRESSURES
  2. REFUGEE AND IDPS GROUP
  3. GRIEVANCE
  4. HUMAN FLIGHT
  5. UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT
  6. POVERTY AND ECONOMIC DECLINE
  7. LEGITIMACY OF THE STATE PUBLIC SERVICES
  8. HUMAN RIGHTS
  9. SECURITY APPARATUS
  10. FACTIONALIZED ELITES
  11. EXTERNAL INTERVENTION

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World Bank Group. Gross domestic product 2014 Ranking

(data as of February 2016)

Table

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2016 Index of Economic Freedom

About The Index

For much of human history, most individuals have lacked economic freedom and opportunity, condemning them to poverty and deprivation.

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2016 Index of Economic Freedom

 

About The Index

For much of human history, most individuals have lacked economic freedom and opportunity, condemning them to poverty and deprivation.

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The Global Competitiveness Index 2016–2017 Rankings

Findings from the Global Competitiveness Index

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Financial and Economic Data Relating to NATO Defence (Balkan countries)

Table 1: Defence expenditures of NATO-member Balkan countries in current prices (million US dollars)

 

Country/Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Albania

183

186

197

183

182

Bulgaria

905

832

758

722

749

Croatia

1014

920

996

865

848

Greece

10156

7902

6858

5633

5689

Romania

2225

2088

2380

2100

2602

Slovenia

799

722

668

543

518

Turkey

12647

14134

13616

13895

14365

 

 

Table 2: Gross domestic product and defence expenditures annual percentage change (%) (based on 2005 prices)

 

Gross domestic product

 

 

Country/Year

Average

2005-2009

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Albania

//

3.3

3.8

2.8

1.8

1.7

Bulgaria

5.1

- 5.5

0.4

1.8

0.8

0.5

Croatia

//

- 6.9

- 2.3

- 0.05

- 2.0

- 0.7

Greece

2.9

- 3.1

- 4.9

- 7.1

- 6.4

- 3.5

Romania

5.7

- 6.6

- 1.1

- 1.1

0.7

2.2

Turkey

3.7

- 4.8

9.2

8.8

2.2

3.6

 

 

Defence expenditures

 

 

Country/Year

Average

2005-2009

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Albania

//

- 4.2

8.5

- 0.6

- 2.4

- 4.6

Bulgaria

2.3

- 21.4

-6.0

- 17.4

0.9

2.4

Croatia

//

- 11.2

- 6.4

- 3.2

- 6.9

- 5.8

Greece

4.1

3.6

- 4.9

- 19.3

- 18.2

- 10.4

Romania

- 4.6

- 13.9

- 7.6

- 5.2

- 4.2

14.2

Turkey

- 0.1

- 0.7

2.5

- 1.1

2.5

3.2

Table 3: Defence expenditures as a percentage of gross domestic product

based on current prices

 

 

 

Country/Year

Average

2005-2009

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Albania

//

1.5

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.4

Bulgaria

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.4

1.4

1.4

Croatia

//

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.5

1.5

Greece

2.9

3.2

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.3

Romania

1.6

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.2

1.1

Turkey

2.0

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

 

N.B.: NATO Europe for 2013 - 1.6% of GDP for defence

 

 

Table 4 : Gross domestic product and defence expenditures per capita in US dollars

 

Gross domestic product (deflated by purchasing power parities)

 

Country/Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Albania

7132

7455

7775

7996

8203

Bulgaria

13617

13892

1509

15931

16385

Croatia

19152

18542

19256

19920

20102

Greece

29201

27539

25859

25289

24628

Romania

14590

14815

15402

16526

17170

Turkey

14415

15775

17034

18125

18791

NATO-Europe

28628

29380

30364

31338

31807

Nato-Total

35283

36279

37474

38797

39569

 

Defence expenditures (2005 prices and exchange rates)

 

 

Country/Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Albania

48

52

52

50

47

Bulgaria

81

76

65

66

65

Croatia

173

162

168

152

147

Greece

711

572

469

420

419

Romania

72

67

70

67

77

Turkey

14415

15775

17034

18125

18791

NATO-Europe

440

432

417

406

401

Nato-Total

1061

1061

984

957

934

 

 

Source: NATO. Public Diplomacy Division. Press Release. Communique PR/CP(2014)028, 24 February/février 2014. Internet: www.nato.int

Survey 2014: “Real” working hours in each EU state

 

 

 

The survey, by Coe-Rexecode, a Paris-based research institute, looked at the number of “real” working hours in each EU state over the past four years.

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Financial and Economic Data Relating to NATO

Balkan member states

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Gas price ranking

 Balkan countries, first quarter 2014

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2014 Index of Economic Freedom

Criteria:

Rule of Law: Property Rights; Freedom from Corruption

Limited Government: Government Spending; Fiscal Freedom

Regulatory Efficiency: Business Freedom; Labor Freedom; Monetary Freedom

Open Markets: Trade Freedom; Investment Freedom; Financial Freedom

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