Expanding Membership of the European Union

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Oktober 2004



The debate about the expansion of the regional integration of Europe is set to dominate the European Union's (EU's) policy agenda in the coming years. While the countries of Central and Eastern Europe may aspire to EU membership only in the long term, four EFTA countries have already submitted formal applications, and are aiming for membership by the mid-1990s. This book, from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, addresses this imminent expansion, focusing on the "Northern Expansion" of Scandinavian countries, and on Austria. The volume has chapters on the key issues in the debate, including the theoretical motivation behind the clamor for entry to the EU, the political implication of expansion for the EU, and the effects on trade and production patterns across the whole of industry for new members.


1. Introduction Richard E. Baldwin, Pertti Haaparanta and Jaakko Kainder; Part I. Theoretical Issues: 2. A domino theory of regionalism Richard E. Baldwin; Discussion Thorvaldur Gylfason; 3. Customs unions, regional trading blocs and welfare Hakan Nordstrom; Discussion Ilkka Kajaste; 4. Consumer services and economic integration Pertti Haaparanta and Tiina Heikkinen; Discussion Bernard Hoekman; Part II. Policy Issues: 5. Voting power and control in the EU: the impact of the EFTA entrants Mika Widgren; 6. Migration in the integrated EU Riccardo Faini; Discussion Pentii Vartia; 7. Trade effects of regional aid Philippe Martin and Carol Ann Rogers; Discussion Harry Flam; Part III. Empirical Issues: 8. Regional effects of European integration Jan I. Haaland and Victor D. Norman; Discussion Carl B. Hamilton; 9. Implications of EU expansion for European agricultural policies, trade and welfare Kym Anderson and Rod Tyers; Discussion Hannu Torma; 10. The economic consequences of EU enlargement for the entrants: the case of Finland Kari Alho; Discussion Yngve Lindh.
EAN: 9780521481342
ISBN: 0521481341
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 292 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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