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The Top 10 Most Business-Friendly European Countries For 2020

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The United Kingdom has been crowned as the best country in Europe to invest in or do business for 2020, according to the CEOWORLD magazine.  The UK is at the top of the list with the highest score among the European countries. For 2020 the score of the UK is 84.49 making it the best country in Europe for business. The UK was at the top of Europe’s list, also in 2019. Poland comes in the second place with a score of 83.36 for 2020. In 2019 Czech Republic was at the third place of the European list, gaining a higher position in 2020. Closely follows France. For 2020 the score of France is 80.17 making the 4th best country for business among the European countries.

Ireland comes at the 5th place of the list for 2020. The country’s score is 79.07. Ireland was also at the 5th place in 2019. The Netherlands completes the top six best European countries for business in 2020. The country’s score is 78.49.

Finland is at the 7th place of the list. The country’s score is 78.26. In 2019. Germany comes at the 8th place of the list with a total score of 78.04 for 2020. Germany retained the same position in the list as in 2019.

The top 10 complete two more countries which have also retained the same position in the list in 2020 as in 2019. These two countries are Sweden and Denmark. Sweden gained the 9th place of the list in 2020 with a total score of 77.67 and Denmark gained the 10th place of the list with a total score of 76.84.

CEOWORLD magazine ranks countries based on their business environment – Full list: World’s Best Countries To Invest In Or Do Business For 2020.  Russia (17th in Europe; 37th globally) has slightly improved its score but stays in the same position near the bottom of the list. Bosnia and Herzegovina still remain the last on the European list, as in the previous year.

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The Top 10 Most Business-Friendly European Countries For 2020

  1. United Kingdom (84.494; 2nd globally)
  2. Poland (83.368; 3rd globally)
  3. Czech Republic (80.578; 10th globally)
  4. France(80.178; 11th globally)
  5. Ireland(79.074; 13th globally)
  6. Netherlands(78.498; 14th globally)
  7. Finland(78.267; 15th globally)
  8. Germany (78.041; 16th globally)
  9. Sweden (77.678; 17th globally)
  10. Denmark (76.842; 17th globally)

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Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at