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  • Abbreviations

    A  
    ASEAN Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)
    ASEAN+3 Association of SouthEast Asian Nations plus China, Japan and South Korea
    C  
    CAP Comores Agriculture Policy
    CEEC Central and Eastern European Countries
    CEPII Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Information Internationales
    CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
    COMECON Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
    CU Co-ordination Unit
    D  
    DAC Development Aid Committee
    E  
    EFTA European Free Trade Association
    EIB European Investment Bank
    ENP European Neighbourhood Policy
    EPO European Patent Office
    ESDP European Spatial Development Perspective
    ESPON European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion
    EU European Union
    EU25 European Union with 25 members
    EU27 European Union with 27 Members
    EU27 + 2 European Union with 27 Members plus Switzerland and Norway
    EU27 + 8 European Union with 27 Members plus Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Serbia & Montenegro, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey
    F  
    FDI Foreign Direct Investments
    FUA Functional Urban Area
    G  
    GDP Gross Domestic Product
    GDP (ppp) Gross Domestic Product purchasing power parity.
    GIS Geographic Information System
    H  
    HDI Human Development Indicators
    HDR Human Development Report
    I  
    ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
    ICT Information and Communications Technology
    IMF International Monetary Fund
    INTERREG Community initiative which aims to stimulate interregional cooperation
    IS Information Society
    ISPA Instrument for Structural Policy for Pre-Accession
    K  
    KTEN Know Trans-European Networks model
    L  
    LAU Local Administrative Units
    M  
    MASST Macroeconomic, Sectoral, Social and Territorial model
    MAUP Modifiable Areas Unit Problem
    MC Monitoring Committee
    MEGA Metropolitan European Growth Areas
    MERCOSUR Southern Common Market (Mercado Común del Sur) (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela)
    MERCOSUR+5 Southern Common Market plus Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru
    N  
    NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement (Canada, United States, Mexico)
    NGO Non Governmental Organisation
    NIS Newly Independent States
    NMS New Member States
    NUTS Nomenclature d’Unités Territoriales Statistiques (nomenclature of territorial units for statistics)
    O  
    OECD Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development
    P  
    PC-TAS Personal Computer Trade Analysis System
    PHARE Programme of Community aid to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (Poland & Hungary Action for Restructuring the Economy)
    PPS Purchasing Power Standards
    R  
    R&D Research and Development
    RTA Regional trade agreement
    S  
    SAPARD Pre-accession agricultural instrument (Special Accession Program for Agriculture And Rural Development)
    T  
    TEN Trans-European transport Network
    U  
    UN United Nations
    UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 
    UNPP United Nations Population Prospects
    UNWTO United Nations World Tourism Organization
    W  
    WDI World Development Indicators
    WTO World Trade Organisation
    WUTS World Unified Territorial System