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Return to Europe : The Reintegration of Eastern Europe Into the European Economy - Alan H. Smith

Return to Europe

The Reintegration of Eastern Europe Into the European Economy

Hardcover Published: 9th May 2000
ISBN: 9780333740453
Number Of Pages: 215

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The Return to Europe examines the ability of the Central and South-east European economies to withstand competitive pressures on entry to the EU. These economies are still experiencing major structural problems inherited from communism. A major gap still exists between the income levels and economic structures of the accession states and the existing members of the EU. Trade relations largely involve the exchange of labour-intensive goods produced in Eastern Europe for technology-intensive goods produced in the EU. The export structures of some Central European economies which have attracted foreign direct investment is improving. Romania and Bulgaria have become increasingly dependent on export of labour-intensive goods since the collapse of communism. Will this create a permanent division of labour in an enlarged EU in which some regions of Europe fail to attract investment and become dependent on the export of low-wage goods, with implications for European security?

List of Tablesp. viii
Prefacep. xii
List of Abbreviationsp. xiv
The Background to Eastward Enlargementp. 1
International Trade Theory and EU Enlargementp. 26
Statistical Tests and Problems of Measurementp. 45
East European Economic Relations under Communismp. 64
The Basic Features of Trade Relations between the EU and the Applicant Statesp. 98
Factor Intensity and Technological Levels in Trade in Manufactured Goods between the CEE-10 and the EUp. 124
Revealed Specialisation and the Competitiveness of the CEE Economiesp. 146
Conclusions: Prospects for Integrationp. 175
CEE and EU Importsp. 192
Notesp. 200
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780333740453
ISBN-10: 0333740459
Series: Studies in Russia & East Europe S
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 9th May 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1