Inner London, Brussels, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Hamburg ranked first among EU regions Praha, Bratislavasky and Cyprus ranked first among candidate countries regions. In 1999 GDP per capita1, expressed in terms of purchasing power standard2, in the EU`s 211 NUTS-23 regions ranged from 51% of the EU average in the French regions of Réunion and Guyane, as well as Ipeiros in Greece, to 242% of the average in the Inner London region of the United Kingdom. Just over 10% of the regions were above 125% of the EU average, and more than 20% were below 75% of this average.