Link to the University of Pittsburgh
Link to the University Library SystemContact us link
AEI Banner

National and regional development in Central and Eastern Europe: implications for EU structural assistance. Economic Papers No. 120, March 1997

Hallet, Martin (1997) National and regional development in Central and Eastern Europe: implications for EU structural assistance. Economic Papers No. 120, March 1997. [EU Commission - Working Document]

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (127Kb) | Preview

    Abstract

    Eastern enlargement is generally assumed not to take place before the year 2000, with a first accession of at least some of the 10 Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) that have association agreements with the European Union (EU). In spite of uncertainties about the time and scope of enlargement, it is not premature to start reflecting on EU structural assistance to CEECs. One reason is that all external assistance has - wanted or not - a regional impact as it is allocated to certain locations and therefore requires some decisions on priority regions and activities. Second, preaccession aid to CEECs should be designed in a way that allows a smooth switch-over from existing funds (such as PHARE) to the Structural Funds in order to facilitate accession. This means not only to adjust pre-accession aid to the Structural Funds, but may also require - in the opposite direction - to prepare the Structural Funds for the CEECs. Whatever the modalities of transition will be, it is clear that sooner or later there will have to be an equal treatment of old and new Member States after a certain period. This paper will proceed as follows. After summarising briefly the national development gap of the CEECs relative to the EU (section 2), a more comprehensive view will be taken on the CEECs’ regions (section 3). Section 4 presents some theoretical considerations on whether priority should be given to national or to regional development policy. Section 5 discusses several implications for EU structural assistance. Section 6 summarises and concludes.

    Export/Citation:EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII (Chicago style) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
    Social Networking:
    Item Type: EU Commission - Working Document
    Subjects for non-EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    Subjects for EU documents: External Relations > Relations with regional entities > East-Central Europe
    EU Series: Economic Papers
    EU Series do not use: ?? Economic Papers ??
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: Yes
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2012 08:49
    Number of Pages: 38
    Last Modified: 18 Apr 2014 15:06
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/34781

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads