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Classification of the Main Economic Costs and Benefits of the EU Enlargement


  • Svetla Boneva


A classification is offered of the main economic costs and benefits of the EU enlargement for Bulgaria, the Central and Eastern European Countries and the old EU members. The costs and benefits are classified according to the time horizon (short and long term), character (economic, political, social) and beneficiaries (states, social groups, firms, persons). The most significant costs at macro and micro level in the enlarged EU are presented.

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  • Svetla Boneva, 2005. "Classification of the Main Economic Costs and Benefits of the EU Enlargement," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 1, pages 86-99.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2005:i:1:p:86-99

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    1. Sandor Richter, 2000. "EU Eastern Enlargement: the case of the former 'second-wave' applicant countries," wiiw Research Reports 270, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.
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    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F20 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - General


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