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Cohesion policy and the new Member States of the European Union


  • Kelber, A.


Against the backdrop of the economic and financial crisis that has led to a reduction in international and especially European capital flows to Central and Eastern Europe and shed new light on the EU convergence process, it may be useful to recall the development of the cohesion policy, assess it from an economic standpoint and present the strategies being discussed for its future.

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  • Kelber, A., 2010. "Cohesion policy and the new Member States of the European Union," Quarterly selection of articles - Bulletin de la Banque de France, Banque de France, issue 19, pages 77-95, Autumn.
  • Handle: RePEc:bfr:quarte:2010:19:05

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    1. Sapir, Andre & Aghion, Philippe & Bertola, Giuseppe & Hellwig, Martin & Pisani-Ferry, Jean & Rosati, Dariusz & Vinals, Jose & Wallace, Helen, 2004. "An Agenda for a Growing Europe: The Sapir Report," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199271498, June.
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    structural funds; cohesion policy; new Member States.;

    JEL classification:

    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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