The Netherlands is the most competitive country within the European Union, the NRC said on Tuesday, quoting the latest Global Competitiveness Index by the World Economic Forum.
The ranking puts the Netherlands in fourth place behind Switzerland, the US and Singapore, a rise of one place over last year’s ranking, the NRC said. The ranking is not yet available on the forum’s website.
Germany was in fourth place last year.
The Netherlands thanks its high ranking to its healthcare, education system, efficient infrastructure, and and focus on innovation and technology, the paper quotes the report as saying.
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