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Enlargement of the European Union and the development of peripheral regions

  Enlargement of the European Union (EU) to include Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) has significant economic, institutional, political, security, migration and social implications for the EU as a whole. The peripheral regions of the existing EU will be particularly influenced by the effects of enlargement upon the EU economy, public policies and public sector budgets. This paper reviews implications of potential enlargement for these regions in terms of changing trade and investment patterns, regional characteristics (including peripherality with its complex with multi-faceted implications based upon different characteristics and functional links), and the role of macro-, transport, regional and national policies including the heterogeneous nature of public expenditure patterns, is considered. Both competitiveness and public expenditure are important to understanding likely impacts of enlargement upon regions.

  • Date:

    16 June 1997

  • Publication Status:

    Published

Citation

McQuaid, R. W. (1997). Enlargement of the European Union and the development of peripheral regions

Keywords

European Union; peripheral regions; Eastern Europe; Central Europe; public policies; economy; public sector budgets; macro-economics; transport; regional policies; national policies;

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