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Chinese investments in Europe have reached dizzying heights in the last two decades but, while they pose an appealing opportunity for economic growth to some countries, they are seen as a direct threat by some of the continent’s wealthier states.
In March 2000, at a summit meeting in Lisbon, European Union countries agreed on an ambitious objective: to make the EU, by 2010, “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion”.
Among the European countries with the largest banks are the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
The confidence in the economy in the United Kingdom decreased significantly in May 2019 compared to the same month last year, down from 107.3 to 94.5 points.
In May the confidence in the economy in Croatia decreased slightly.
In May the confidence of consumers in Czech Republic decreased considerably.
In May the confidence of consumers in Finland decreased significantly.
In May the confidence of industrial businesses in Germany decreased significantly.
In May the confidence of consumers in Netherlands decreased significantly.
In May the confidence of construction businesses in Italy increased considerably.