Evolution of house price in UK between 2007 and 2016

In 2007, the U.K. experienced a housing bubble burst. At the end of 2015 some postcode areas still have lower average property price than in 2007. Prices in London and its adjacent areas grew by tens of percent since 2007. The map displays raw numbers (no inflation-adjusted). Interactive map available at http://house.briskat.com/?tab=map2&yr=2015

-40% in wales and +40% in central England.


After Brexit France is dreaming of Frexit


If Marine Le Pen, party leader, were to win the presidency in 2017, she would seek to emulate the UK’s attempt to renegotiate its membership terms against the threat of an in-out referendum in France, one of the EU’s founding nations. In the meantime, the National Front is hoping the “Brexit” debate will help fuel French Euroscepticism, to the party’s electoral advantage.

Simply because people will learn more about it and realise how undemocratic it is and how much it has been a source of security weakness rather than strength,” he added, ahead of the upcoming EU summit to agree the proposed British deal.

FN Front National is gaining more and more authority but small party is growing as well like UPR.


Switzerland is number 4 concerning economic freedom

Economic freedom is a crucial component of liberty. It empowers people to work, produce, consume, own, trade, and invest according to their personal choices.

Why Does Economic Freedom Matter? – from The Heritage Foundation’s Understanding America series – explores the framework America’s Founders established for an economically free nation, and what economic freedom means for the United States and the rest of the world.

here is the ranking
1. Hong Kong
2. Singapore
3. New Zealand
4. Switzerland
5. Australia

10. United States

17. Germany

19. Luxembourg

75. France

178. North Korea

This is a comparison of economic performance and trade scores in the forthcoming 2016 Index of Economic Freedom demonstrates the importance of trade freedom for prosperity and well-being.
Countries with the most trade freedom have higher per capita incomes, lower rates of hunger in their populations, and cleaner environments.
Countries with low tariffs and few non-tariff barriers have stronger economic growth. Free trade policies also encourage freedom in general—including protection of private property rights and the freedom of average people to buy what they think is best for their families.
The simplest way to achieve trade freedom is to unilaterally reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers.
Most Americans are open to the idea of more free trade.

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Switzerland is the most innovative country

Switzerland is the most innovative country in Europe, comfortably ahead of second-placed Sweden, according to an annual study by the European Union.

Considering the small size of the population, researchers at Swiss higher education institutions produce an above-average volume of scientific publications. Moreover, these publications are considered by the international scientific community to be of extremely good quality. A side effect of this is that high-tech companies are drawn to the Swiss labour market and the many highly qualified workers in higher education and research.

Basic research in Switzerland is mainly conducted by higher education institutions. Swiss universities of applied sciences focus on applied research and work to establish close contacts between their laboratories and those within the private sector.

Cooperation between the private sector and higher education institutions has developed rapidly over the past ten years. In addition to the CTI’s own activities have also helped to create synergies between the public and private sectors. EU framework programmes explicitly encourage European-wide cooperation between universities, industry and SMEs. Swiss participation in these programmes is a major foreign science policy priority, although not the only one: efforts to internationalise Swiss research activities actually began back in the early 1950s. Since then, these efforts have been consistently strengthened through Swiss membership in the most important international research organisations as well as through Swiss participation in the main international research programmes.