EU: Countries and Innovation

European Innovation Scoreboard rankings in 2019

The European Commission (EU) recently published data from the annual survey of the innovation among its member countries for 2019. This is the so-called European Innovation Scoreboard rankings.

The stats are more or less as expected, not much to add. Two comments are in place:

  1. Although compared in this graph, innovation is not a competition between countries. We compete against ourselves, as it were.
  2. As regards Bulgaria, citicens oftentimes blame the sad situation on this or that moribund public sector agency. In the final analysis, however, we are all responsible - individually and collectively - for the sorry state of affairs.

Recent data on the European Innovation Scoreboard rankings are available (link in Sources below). 

Lars T. Soeftestad

(1) Image credit: EU, European Innovation Scorecard (link in Sources below). 
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(4) This article was published 8 March 2020. It was revised 18 January 2024.


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