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"East-Central Europe on the eve of EU enlargement"

Foldes, Karoly. (1997) "East-Central Europe on the eve of EU enlargement". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic have chances to be among the next countries to access full EU membership within some years. Their recent efforts on the way from association to accession are aimed at applying integration measures pertaining to their economic and other performance, policy, regulation and institutions. It is surmised to be proper to present here a sketchy review of some similarities and a very few particulars of their foreign reorientation and internal transformation. Preparing for full membership goes hand in hand with a profound economic and social change, i.e. a process which is in short and medium term jeopardizing stability. Prospective EU members have been receiving some financial transfers from the Community. As associates they have been getting PHARE benefits. EBRD investments are helping defray a part of transition costs and making a substantial contribution to the preparing of integration conditions. In spite of this the main onus of changes is borne by the three countries themselves. An unbearable burden would endanger not only their economic and political stability, but the whole process of peaceful European development.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Central and Eastern Europe
    Countries > Czech Republic
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Poland
    Countries > Hungary
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 11
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2581

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