The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s way for globalisation

Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a Chinese multi-layered economic, and geopolitical agenda that by which the two ends of Eurasia, as well as Africa and Oceania, are  being more closely connected along two routes–one overland and one maritime. The Chinese President Xi Jinping initially proposed it in 2013. Later in 2015, the People Republic of China issued an action plan for realizing the initiative.

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Statistical Pocketbook 2016- EU transport in figures

The publication “Statistical Pocketbook 2016”, edited by the European Commission, provides an in-depth overview of internationally available transport-related statistics, covering the EU and its 28 Member States and, as far as possible, the current EU candidate countries and the EFTA countries.

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Statistical insights: mapping transport systems with the 2016 EU transport Scoreboard

What is the recipe for a well-performing transport system? Renewable energy in transport fuel consumption, share of electrified railways or even the percentage of women working in the transport field?

On 27th October, the European Commission published the 2016 edition of the “EU Transport Scoreboard”, a benchmark that compares how Member States perform in 30 categories covering all aspects of transport, bringing together data from a variety of public sources (such as Eurostat, the European Environment Agency and the World Economic Forum).