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"Costs and benefits of Eastern enlargement of the European Union"

Inotai, Andres. (1997) "Costs and benefits of Eastern enlargement of the European Union". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    Since its inception, the European integration was based on the principles of market economy and development. Elements of "development integration" were present already within the Six for the Italian Mezzogiorno received special resources to narrow the development gap between this part of the Community and other, more developed regions. Each of the four following enlargements represented a mix of market and development integration, evidently, with changing proportions due to the development level of the joining country or countries. This paper is focusing on three issues. First, a critical overview of earlier quantitative assessments of the costs of enlargement is provided. The second chapter develops a wider framework of how to interpret costs and benefits. In chapter three, current approaches to the financing of Eastern enlargement will be discussed with special regard to the changing financial situation within the present framework of the European Union.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-South-Eastern Europe (Balkans)
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Central and Eastern Europe
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: 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. 17
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23

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