Competitiveness implications for Ireland of EU enlargement
AbstractSubject to ratification, a further ten states, primarily from Central and Eastern Europe will accede to the EU in May 2004. Another two, and possibly three, CEE states are likely to join in 2007. The present paper assesses the competitiveness implications of this phase of EU expansion for Ireland. Four specific topics are considered: the opportunities for trade and investment expansion, the implications for Ireland's ability to attract FDI, the likely levels and consequences of immigration from Central and Eastern Europe, and the budgetary implications for the Irish Exchequer.
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Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland (2003) v.32, p.70-97
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- Frank Barry & Aoife Hannan & Elaine Hudson & Colm Kearney, 2002. "Competitiveness Implications for Ireland of EU Enlargement," Working Papers 200224, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
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