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Europe Unites

Author : Peter A. Poole
ISBN : 0275977048
Genre : Business & Economics
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Poole explores the global meaning of Europe's unification through the eastward expansion of the EU.
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Enlarging The Eu Eastward

Author : Heather Grabbe
ISBN : 1855675269
Genre : Political Science
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Successful eastward enlargement of the EU will be critical to ensuring stability and prosperity for post-Cold War Europe. But enlargement raises difficult issues for the EU and the applicant countries of central and eastern Europe. Is the EU capable of reforming its institutions and policies to cope with 25 or more members? Which central and east Europeans will join, and when? How can we ensure that enlargement brings the economic and security benefits expected of it?This comprehensive study examines in detail the political, economic and security implications of eastward enlargement for both East and West. The authors present new analyses of the policy issues including the EU budget and pre-accession strategy and of the economic integration likely before and after accession.Based on an extensive series of interviews with key ministers, diplomats, policy-makers, academics and journalists across Europe, this study also provides an informed overview of expectations and attitudes towards enlargement within the EU and in the applicant countries.
Category: Political Science

The Eu S Eastward Enlargement

Author : Yoji Koyama
ISBN : 9789814602471
Genre : Business & Economics
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Owing to the global financial crisis of 2007–2009 and subsequently the Eurozone crisis, the accession of Central and Eastern European countries to the European Union and the Eurozone has not been an easy one. The EU's Eastward Enlargement analyses challenges that these countries currently face in their pursuit of economic self-reliance. Covering a period from the second half of the 1980s to the present, Yoji Koyama provides unique and objective analyses of the European Union and the Euro system from a non-European's perspective. He offers a detailed reexamination of the fundamental problems of the European Union, which in turn have affected the autonomous development of countries such as Poland, the former Yugoslavia, Albania, and the Baltic States. This book is a useful addition to the scholarship available on the Euro system and Central and Eastern European countries. It will help readers gain a more holistic understanding of the ongoing Eurozone crisis and the future of the Eurozone project. Contents:PrefaceAcknowledgmentList of TablesList of FiguresIntroductionPart I System Change and Economic Transformation:System Change in Central and Eastern European Countries and Their EU IntegrationPoland's Economic DevelopmentPart II The Western Balkans and the EU's Southeastward Enlargement:Problems Regarding Kosovo's IndependenceAn Overview of South Eastern EuropeCroatia's EU Accession: The Second Greece?Serbia's Transition with 10 Years Lag and the European IntegrationA Thorny Path of Economic Development: Case of MacedoniaAlbania's Way to EU Accession and Its ChallengesPart III The Global Financial Crisis and the Eurozone Crisis:Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Baltic States: Focus on LatviaSlovenia's Success Story and Its PitfallEurozone Crisis and New EU Member States from Central and Eastern EuropeConclusionBibliographyIndexAbout the Author Readership: Postgraduates who are interested in development economics and international relations; businessmen who are keen on venturing into Central and East Europe, and professionals interested in literature on the European Union. Key Features:Presents history of the Central and Eastern Europe in the late 20th century beyond a political economic view and with a focus on international relationsGrasps Central and Eastern Europe as ‘a group of small countries’ and their strategies for survival and developmentFocus on the Western Balkan countries and the Baltic states helps widen scholarship on the EU and its wider implications on the continentKeywords:Central and Eastern Europe;EU Accession;;Eurozone Crisis;Small Countries;Western Balkans;Croatia;Greece;Albania;Expansion of EU MembershipReviews: "The author spent some years in former Yugoslavia, met and talked to numerous people in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, which gave him a unique opportunity to analyze its development. This is an excellent book describing a rather remote part of the world and analyzing a not too well-known development." Joze Mencinger Professor Emeritus, University of Ljubljana Former deputy prime minister of Slovenia "Yoji Koyama's treatise on the EU's Eastward Enlargement (EEE)... shed[s] a great deal of useful light on regional economic heterogeneity. His book provides a lucid overview of the CEEC's (Central and Eastern European Countries) post-Soviet economic systemic changes and transformations. Koyama's motive for writing EEE is his 'desire to see (the creation of) peaceful and prosperous small countries of CEEC'. He rigorously pursues this goal drawing on his vast CEEC and Balkan experiences by critically analyzing systemic flaws and offering insightful solutions ... The dream of the greater EU project remains, but could swiftly be transformed into a nightmare if Koyama's sage advice is ignored." The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies “EEE is a treasure trove of statistics and charts documenting CEEC, West Balkan, Baltic and Slovenia economic performance, accompanied by a rich narrative describing policies, shocks, adjustments and reforms, allowing readers to compare the experiences of EU and non-EU members, and assess the problems associated with the Euro.” The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies “I can recommend the book to all those interested in the EU and its enlargement, to academics, businessmen, the general public in all the Western Balkan countries as well as to those from countries which joined the EU after the fall of the Berlin wall. The author has not only read extensively on the issues, but has also spent a lot of time in the region. His interpretations have a touch of 'hands on' experience which makes the book even more interesting and provocative.” Croatian International Relations Review
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Constructing The Path To Eastern Enlargement

Author : Ulrich Sedelmeier
ISBN : 0719070082
Genre : History
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Analysing the impact of the EU's decision to agree to eastern enlargement, this text discusses EU enlargement policies in a coherent theoretical framework, including studies on trade liberalisation, regulatory alignment, and foreign policy consultations.
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The Eastern Enlargement Of The Eu

Author : Marek Dabrowski
ISBN : 9781461517092
Genre : Political Science
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The Eastern Enlargement of the EU identifies the major fiscal challenges facing Central European countries on the road to European Union accession. The Introduction and three other chapters are on broad macro-economic issues, and four `sectoral' chapters follow these on such questions as the fiscal impact of pensions, health reform, taxation and agricultural policies. A comprehensive analysis of tax systems and of the major elements of public social expenditures (pensions and health care systems) is presented. This analysis helps to identify the key factors determining the present size of governments and the need for, and prospects of, fiscal adjustment. In addition, a comparison of fiscal policy is carried out, followed by a long-term fiscal projection until year 2010. The book is relevant to academics in macroeconomics, European studies and transition economics, as well as in public finance and public policy sciences. It should also appeal to a significant professional audience. Policy makers and economists interested in the accession process in EU countries - at ministries, National Banks, research departments of banks, international organizations (the EU Commission, World Bank, IMF, OECD) - will have a strong interest in this book.
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Eastward Enlargement Of The European Union

Author : Heather Grabbe
ISBN : UVA:X006012875
Genre : Europe, Central
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The transformation of the economic, political and security environment since the end of the Cold War leaves Europe with the challenge of developing appropriate new structures and policies. The eastward enlargement of the European Union raises major political, economic and institutional issues for the EU itself and for the applicant countries of central and eastern Europe. This paper analyzes the prospects for, and progress towards, enlargement, and the implications for the future development of the EU.
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The European Union In The Wake Of Eastern Enlargement

Author : Amy Verdun
ISBN : 0719065127
Genre : Business & Economics
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What will happen to the EU in the wake of enlargement? What are the institutional and policy-making changes in light of enlargement? This text deals with the theoretical, conceptual and historical processes that led to European Union enlargement.
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Europe On The Move

Author : A. T. Lane
ISBN : 9783825889470
Genre : Political Science
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This collection of essays by a multinational group of authors examines the political, social and economic consequences of the most recent enlargement of the European Union. It does not confine itself to a discussion of the impact on the new member states but also considers the likely effects of this enlargement on the EU itself. These effects include not only the familiar need for new modes of governance but also involve other changes resulting from a process of what has been called mutual learning. These essays analyse various aspects of this process starting with the Constitutional Convention. Sometimes the focus is on the impact on the new members, sometimes on the changes likely to occur in the EU and its older members as a result of this enlargement. The emphasis on change is encapsulated in the book's title, 'Europe on the Move'.
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Europe At The Crossroads

Author : Basil R. Jones
ISBN : 1604561017
Genre : Business & Economics
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As a continent, the economy of Europe is currently the largest on Earth. The European Union, or EU, an intergovernmental body composed of most of the European states, is one of the two largest in the world. Of the member states in the EU, Germany has the largest national economy. Thirteen EU countries share a common unit of currency, the Euro. Major economic sectors in Europe include agriculture, manufacturing, and investment. The majority of the EU's trade is with the United States, China, India, Russia and non-member European states. This book focuses on the latest economic and political issues in Europe.
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