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The 2004 Enlargement: Key Economic Issues

  • Lars Calmfors
  • Giancarlo Corsetti
  • Seppo Honkapohja
  • John Kay
  • Willi Leibfritz
  • Gilles Saint-Paul
  • Hans-Werner Sinn
  • Xavier Vives

This chapter presents a “primer” on the ten new members of the EU starting in May 2004. It summarises the income and structural differences between them and the old members of the EU and analyses a number of economic policy issues regarding growth, migration, public finances, trade, foreign direct investment and capital mobility.

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Article provided by CESifo Group Munich in its journal EEAG Report on the European Economy.

Volume (Year): (2004)
Issue (Month): (October)
Pages: 96-118

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Handle: RePEc:ces:eeagre:v::y:2004:i::p:96-118
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