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Serbia on the road to EU accession. Consequences for agricultural policy and the agri-food chain.

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This book aims at providing relevant background information in the event that a decision is made by the EU to begin accession negotiations with Serbia. If this happens, then the full set of Copenhagen criteria will become relevant. The book focuses on one of the Copenhagen criteria: the existence of a functioning market economy, including the existence of institutions required to support such a ma...

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Chapter 2 (Page no: 17)

Serbia's economy and regional income distribution.

This chapter provides the macroeconomic context within which other chapters analyse agrifood issues and the consequences of the Serbia's accession to the EU. After a brief overview of Serbia and its economy in section 2.2, section 2.3 gives information on the economic growth, inflation, employment, exchanges rates, trade and the balance of payments on the current account and external debt. Section 2.4 provides information on the size of the economy and section 2.5 analyses inter-household and regional income distribution in some detail, since large regional differences in income in an acceding country have implications for targeting EU structural and rural policy. A related issue is poverty and this section also provides information on the size and importance of poverty in Serbia.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 13) Introduction. Author(s): Berkum, S. van Bogdanov, N.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 46) The institutional framework of Serbia and Serbian agriculture. Author(s): Berkum, S. van Bogdanov, N.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 68) Agricultural production, prices and income. Author(s): Berkum, S. van Bogdanov, N.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 95) Serbia's rural population and agricultural workforce. Author(s): Berkum, S. van Bogdanov, N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 109) The agri-food supply chain. Author(s): Berkum, S. van Bogdanov, N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 126) Overview of agricultural, rural and structural policies. Author(s): Berkum, S. van Bogdanov, N.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 145) Serbia's foreign trade position. Author(s): Berkum, S. van Bogdanov, N.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 160) Environment and agriculture. Author(s): Berkum, S. van Bogdanov, N.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 184) Animal and plant health in Serbia. Author(s): Berkum, S. van Bogdanov, N.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 193) Expected consequences for Serbia and the EU of Serbia accessing the EU. Author(s): Berkum, S. van Bogdanov, N.