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Development of the Balkan Countries: Where Does the European Responsibility Lie?


  • Danilo Tomi
  • Biljano Umicevic


At this stage in its development, Europe faces special challenges. A united Europe, of the form that we might describe as an 'open workshop', is a challenge for 21-super-st century management, to create a peace-oriented and prosperous Europe. The principles of solidarity, sustainability and support applied within Europe are precious contributions to global strategies. What can the Balkan experience offer? The region is rich in natural resources and labour potential for accelerated economic and agricultural development. The European and Asian civilizations meet in this region. It offers labour and production potential as well as 60 million food consumers and important tourist destinations. The Balkan challenge is to utilize the European model of development and the forthcoming period must be used to prepare for membership of the EU. In the meantime the region must take advantage of local free trade zones, encourage team work amongst domestic and foreign experts on agricultural and rural development, reform education at all levels, launch well focused programmes of agricultural and rural development, complete the process of transition and of general privatization, create domestic brands with labels offering geographical origin and ensure that changes in agricultural policy are consistent with the direction of the EU's CAP. Copyright The Agricultural Ecomomics Society and the European Association of Agricultural Economists 2006.

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  • Danilo Tomi & Biljano Umicevic, 2006. "Development of the Balkan Countries: Where Does the European Responsibility Lie?," EuroChoices, The Agricultural Economics Society, vol. 5(1), pages 38-41, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:eurcho:v:5:y:2006:i:1:p:38-41

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