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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 ...


Chapter 6 (Page no: 133)

Macroeconomic implications of EU accession.

The implications of introducing the CAP in the Central and Eastern European Countries are discussed. Four scenarios are discussed: (1) continuation of national policies in CEECs without accession to the EU; (2) adoption of the acquis and preparation for EU membership, with an overall increase in efficiency beginning in 2001, accession to the EU in 2002, including a transfer of structural aid to the CEECs and contribution to the EU budget by the CEECs; (3) the same as (2) but with an introduction of a reformed CAP as outlined in the Agenda 2000 proposals; and (4) same as (3) but with direct compensatory payments that are partially linked to production for CEEC agricultural producers. It is concluded that inclusion in the EU Single Market, and in financial solidarity under the CAP has a positive impact on GDP in countries that are net exporters of agricultural products. On the other hand, those countries in Central Europe which are net importers of agrofood products suffer economic losses from the inclusion of their agricultural sector in the CAP.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Transformation of CEEC agriculture and integration with the EU: progress and issues. Author(s): Davidova, S. Buckwell, A.
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: 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
  • Institut für Agrarökonomie, Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 9780851994253
  • Record Number
  • 20001808112