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How Does the European Union Agenda Influence Economies Outside the European Union? The Case of Tunisia


  • Papi, Luca

    () (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Economia)

  • Zazzaro, Alberto

    () (Dipartimento di Economia (Department of Economics) Facoltà di Economia)


Economie and commercial relations between the countries of the southern Mediterranean and the European Union (EU) have been profoundly affected by the recent EU Initiative for the Mediterranean’ and conditioned by the creation of European Monetary Union (EMU). The paper discusses the costs, benefits and prospects of these two processes in terms of their economie consequences on the countries of the southern Mediterranean, and in particular on the Tunisian economy. The association agreement between the EU and Tunisia is assessed in the light of its medium-period implications and of the EU’s enlargement to include the countries of Eastern Europe. With regard to EMU, the paper discusses the influence and effects exerted by introduction of the euro on the Tunisian economy.

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  • Papi, Luca & Zazzaro, Alberto, 2001. "How Does the European Union Agenda Influence Economies Outside the European Union? The Case of Tunisia," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 54(4), pages 565-588.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:ecoint:0207

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    JEL classification:

    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa


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