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Glossary of acronyms.

Glossary of acronyms

ALMP     Active Labour Market Policy Measure
APW      Average production worker
BDI      Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie
BMBF     Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium
           fur Bildung and Forschung)
BMF      Federal Finance Ministry (Bundesministerium der Finanzen)
BMGS     Federal Ministry for Health and Social Security
           (Bundesministerium fur Gesundheit und Soziale Sicherung)
CEE      Central European Communities
DRG      Diagnosis Related Groups (Payments for Hospitals)
DTAG     Deutsche Telekom AG
EPL      Employment Protection Legislation
FEA      Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur fur Arbeit)
HGF      Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Ich AG   Me Inc. (subsidy scheme for the unemployed to take up
           self-employment)
ICT      Information and Communication Technology
IHK      Industrie- und Handelskammer
IPRs     Intellectual Property Rights
ISCO     International Standard Classification of Occupations
PES      Public Employment Service
R&D      Research and Development
SME      Small and Medium sized Enterprise
TE       Tax expenditure
TFP      Total factor productivity
TWA      Temporary Work Agency
UNICE    Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations in Europe
VC       Venture capital
VHA      Veterans Health Administration
ZEW      Zentrum fur Europaische Wirtschaftsforschung
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Publication:OECD Economic Surveys - Germany
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Date:Sep 1, 2004
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