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greenhouse gases divided by GDP) between 1990 and 2006. GDP is measured in constant prices (2000 market prices). It is expressed as an index where the intensity in 1990 for the EU-15 equals 100. The EU-27 intensity is relative to the EU-15 and starts in 1993 because of missing data for few countries. A decreasing trend line indicates a relative decoupling of greenhouse gases from economic growth.