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Enlarging the European Union: Taxation and Corruption in the New Member States

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  • van der Hoek, M. Peter

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This paper addresses the run up to the recent European Union enlargement. It considers the accession of 10 Eastern European countries in view of the pre-existing economic conditions. The paper also raises the question how the new member states can tackle their deficit problems. In particular, the paper pays attention to the question at what point the emphasis should be placed on cutting expenditure rather than raising revenues. Furthermore, the paper addresses tax capacity and tax effort in the new member states. Finally, the paper looks at possible negative relationships between corruption and tax effort on the one hand and corruption and foreign direct investments on the other.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 11546.

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Date of creation: 2008
Date of revision: 30 Aug 2007
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11546

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Keywords: EU enlargement; transition economics; tax effort; tax capacity;

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  1. Raja J. Chelliah, 1971. "Trends in Taxation in Developing Countries (Les tendances de la fiscalité dans les pays en voie de développement) (Tendencias tributarias en los países en desarrollo)," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 18(2), pages 254-331, July.
  2. Janet Gale Stotsky & Asegedech WoldeMariam, 1997. "Tax Effort in Sub-Saharan Africa," IMF Working Papers 97/107, International Monetary Fund.
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