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2006 statistics show Holland ranks high among European neighbours and world

Global Country of World Peace    Translate This Article
12 August 2007

Dr Paul Gelderloos, Chief Minister of the Global Country of World Peace for Holland, reported on statistical indications of rising national consciousness, resulting from the Invincible Holland Assembly. Holland ranked near the top in many areas when compared to other countries in Europe and the throughout the world.

Holland is the third richest country in the European Union—after Luxembourg and Ireland—as measured by Gross Domestic Product per capita in 2006, according to Eurostat. Het Financieele Dagblad, 29 June, 2007.

Of the wealthy in Holland, 17.2% invest sustainably, the highest per centage in Europe—which scored 9% on average. Three per cent of the collective wealth of European millionaires is invested in sustainable funds, while 7.2% of the collective wealth of Dutch millionaires is invested in sustainable funds. FEM Business, 30 June 2007.

The Netherlands is ranked top in terms of innovation. In the sixth annual study of 122 countries of the World Economic Forum, and Insead, the French business school, Holland moved from the twelfth to the sixth most innovative country in the world. Holland and Sweden were the countries with the greatest gains in innovation last year. NRC Handelsblad, 29 March 2007.

Highest enterprise climate as indicated by the number of Internet broadband connections per capita: In this area, Holland was highest by far. Central Bureau of Statistics, 6 February 2007.

For the first time since 2002, Holland was cited as one of the top-ten most competitive countries in the world, according to the Institute for Management Development. In 2006, Holland moved from number 15 to number 8. Het Financieele Dagblad, 10 May 2007.

Holland ranks fifth out of 75 studied countries on the Access Index, which ranks the access its citizens and industry have to goods, services, and information from abroad. FEM Business, 9 June 2007.

Freedom of press is greatest in Holland. A worldwide study of 'Reporters without Frontiers' found Holland to have the greatest freedom of press—together with Ireland, Iceland, and Finland. De Telegraaf, 24 October 2006.

Dutch children are the happiest of all children in the developed world, a study by Unicef found. The study measured 40 factors and compared children in 21 countries. Volkskrant, 14 February 2007.

The Dutch are the happiest people in Europe. Together with the Fins they are the happiest and most energetic people of the European Union. De Telegraaf, 5 December 2006.

Dutch employees are most satisfied with their jobs according to a study of 14,000 employees in 23 countries conducted by the British Research Bureau FDS International. The Dutch scored highest on 'The Employee Morale Index', closely followed by employees in Ireland and Thailand. FEM Business, 19 May 2007.

Dutch personnel are the least stressed in the European Union according to large-scale opinion research in European Union member states. The Dutch scored lowest on stress-related questions. NRC Handelsblad, 27 February, 2007.

Dutch entrepreneurs are among the least stressed in the world—after Ireland and Sweden—according to the consultancy firm Arenthals Grant Thornton. De Telegraaf, 31 May 2007.

The Dutch are least worried about climate change with 51% of the population anxious versus 70%-80% in other European countries. Yet, the Dutch also feel that the current efforts to protect the environment are insufficient. De Telegraaf, 19 April, 2007.

Dutch most successful at quitting smoking with a rate of 30% stopping and remaining smoke-free versus 21% on average in the rest of the European Union. Het Financieele Dagblad, 23 May 2007.

The Dutch Quality of Life is third best in the world, after France and Australia, according to the Internet magazine International Living. Het Financieele Dagblad, 5 February 2007.

The elderly in Holland receive the best care out of all countries in the European Union according to the Social and Cultural Plan Bureau. NRC Handelsblad, 12 April 2007.

Copyright © 2007 Global Country of World Peace.

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