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“How Effective are the Regional Policies of Convergence in the EU?”

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In this paper an attempt is made to examine the impact of the convergence policies on regional development and the economic and social variations inside the EU according to the existing literature. An attempt is also made to look at the outcome of the EU intervention on the administrative and bureaucratic structures in the affected nations. We conclude that despite some advances in administration, monitoring and evaluation, the effect of the convergence policies on growth and efficiency remains restricted.

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  • Stavros Rodokanakis, 2006. "“How Effective are the Regional Policies of Convergence in the EU?”," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(3-4), pages 59-74.
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