Centre of European Reform: Estonia is “hero” No 1 in Europe

March 5, 2005

TALLINN, March 04 (LETA) – According to this year’s survey by the Centre for European Reform, Estonia, the Netherlands and Austria are the “heroes” in the reforms on economic growth and employment in the EU, writes EPL Online, citing the Guardian.

The survey of the think tank observes the reforms that should make it possible for the community of 27 Member States to pay for the generous social policy. Last year the “heroes” of the survey were Denmark and Sweden, but this year the survey emphasized several weaknesses in those countries.

The think tank valued highly Estonia’s high level of employment, fast growth of GDP per capita, level of internet use and growth in the value of enterprises.