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Short-term effects of the Brexit

This study examines where the Brexit’s initial effects would be the greatest for the competitiveness of sectors in the Netherlands. We look at the effects per sector and region. We describe the cost-increasing effect of trade barriers (tariff and non-tariff barriers) that...

Urban regions as engines of economic growth

According to the recent PBL study 'Urban regions as engines of economic growth', in most countries, new regional economic policies are needed. Policies in which national and regional agendas are coordinated reinforce each other. Since urban regions function as engines of...

Understanding the social geographies of urban regions

Economic restructuring and changing demographic and migration patterns have significantly altered the composition of the population in urban regions. Although there is evidence of employees in various economic sectors having different residential preferences, there is far...

European nature in the plural

The occurrence of many species in the EU is expected to further decline, making it difficult to reach the 2050 policy vision. This study elaborates four ‘perspectives’ on the future of nature in the EU, in search for new approaches. The study concludes with topics for debate...

The regional economic effects of flooding

This article analyses the regional economic effects of flooding on regions not directly affected. Results show that most regions neighbouring a flood-stricken region benefit from the flooding incident, because of increased demand for reconstruction and production capacity...

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