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Central and Eastern European agriculture in an expanding European Union.

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This book reports on results achieved in a research project that dealt with agriculture and the food industry in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC). It examines the current economic conditions and the changes that are taking place and yet must occur, in the process of preparing for accession to the European Union. The project was structured in six tasks, ranging from methods to analyse ...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Transformation of CEEC agriculture and integration with the EU: progress and issues.

The progress in economic transformation and integration with the EU undertaken during the decade of the 1990s by the 10 countries in Central and Eastern Europe that have applied for EU membership is reviewed. The analysis focuses on three main issues: the justification for the categorization of the CEECs into two groups of five countries for accession negotiations, the relative importance of the CEEC agricultural sector during the reforming the decade, and the degree of convergence of CEEC agricultural policy with that of the EU. It is concluded that there are sound economic reasons for the partitioning of the CEECs into the two groups, or waves, for the purpose of identifying their readiness for accession to the EU, based on their macroeconomic stabilization, their growth record, the degree of privatization, liberalization, institutional restructuring and their success in attracting foreign direct investment.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 29) Development of a policy information system for agricultural sectors in transition countries. Author(s): Henrichsmeyer, W. Köckler, J. Möllmann, T. Quiring, A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 61) Total productivity of emergent farm structures in Central and Eastern Europe. Author(s): Hughes, G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 89) Transfers and distortions along CEEC food supply chains. Author(s): Gorton, M. Buckwell, A. Davidova, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 113) Effects of CEEC-EU accession on agricultural markets in the CEEC and on government expenditure. Author(s): Münch, W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 133) Macroeconomic implications of EU accession. Author(s): Banse, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 157) European integration and the political economy of Central and Eastern European agricultural price and trade policy. Author(s): Hartell, J. Swinnen, J. F. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 185) Conclusions and implications for food and agricultural policy in the process of accession to the EU. Author(s): Tangermann, S. Swinnen, J. F. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Wye College, University of London, Ashford, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 9780851994253
  • Record Number
  • 20001808110