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"Meeting Copenhagen EU membership criteria by Hungary: Functioning market economy and capacity to cope with competitive pressures within the EU"

Palanki, Tibor. (1997) "Meeting Copenhagen EU membership criteria by Hungary: Functioning market economy and capacity to cope with competitive pressures within the EU". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Hungary submitted its application for full membership in the EU on April 1, and all the other Central and East European associates (CEECs) have followed their suit through June of 1996. It is expected the accession negotiations may start around early 1998 with all of the CEEC candidates (parallel with Cyprus). If we assume that the negotiations at least for the first group of candidates may last 2-4 years, then they could be full members around 2000-2002. Hungary hopes to be in the first round. Hungary, like the other CEECs, faces the complex task of preparation and adjustment for full membership, which is closely related to and dependent on the transformation and stabilization of their economics. Successful marketization and privatization as main directions of transformation assume certain stability, but long term consolidation can be achieved only by the same transformation. Both stabilization and transformation are preconditions from points of view of full preparation for membership in the EU. In the long run, the EU is considered a modernization "anchor" for Hungary.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    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: 28 Sep 2006
    Page Range: p. 19
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2696

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