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Is there a way to adjust trade data between China and EU member countries for the Rotterdam effect?

Basically Eurostat trade data for individual EU member countries with China seems to have some substantial artefacts probably because most EU imports from China arrive in Dutch ports, even though ...
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Is there a pull of skilled workforce from rural to urban areas?

Is there a pull of skilled workforce from rural to urban areas, i.e. is this scientifically described? Especially in the European Union.
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The economics of a “no deal” Brexit

A "no deal" Brexit is presented in negative terms. In such a scenario the UK would set tariff schedules in line with trade strategy and protect domestic industry/agriculture with tariff rate quotas. ...
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Lower monthly inflation at the beginning of the year

Good afternoon, I just looked at several EU HICP time series, and what struck me was the fact that quite often the monthly inflation rate was way lower (even negative) in January/February, at least in ...
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Why do low labour and wage flexibility forestall a single currency?

The European Union: Politics and Policies (2017 6 edn). p. 77 Middle. Please see the red line beneath. Doesn't low labour and wage flexibility befit a single currency? If labour and wage fluctuate, ...
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What are financial service “passports”?

What are “passports” in the context of financial services? I have also heard the term “passporting rights.”
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Can Eurozone countries issue their own bonds?

Can Eurozone countries issue their own bonds, or is this a delegated competency? If not, how do such countries raise funds for big uncosted spending such as infrastructure projects?