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New aspects of sustainable development as a factor of competitiveness in the EU


  • Brankica TODOROVIC

    (Professor at School of Economics, Užice, Serbia)


The process of integration and future developments within the European Union (EU) covers the issues of environmental protection, sustainable development and energy efficiency. These issues are becoming a significant part of economic and social development and appear as a factor for assessing the competitiveness of the EU countries. Therefore, this paper focuses on: the implementation of achieving the climate and energy objectives in line with the Europe 2020 Strategy, the environmental sustainability of EU countries under the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and the assessment of the competitiveness of the EU countries on the basis of ecological development.

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  • Brankica TODOROVIC, 2018. "New aspects of sustainable development as a factor of competitiveness in the EU," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 10(1), pages 27-48, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2018:v:10:i:1:p:27-48

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    sustainable development; environment; competitiveness;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • P28 - Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems - - Socialist and Transition Economies - - - Natural Resources; Environment
    • O44 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Environment and Growth
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth


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