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Perspectives , http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/publi/app-briefs/02_en.pdf , accessed 25/03/2013 Erjavec, E. — Donnellan, T. — Kavcic, S. (2006): Outlook for CEEC Agricultural Market After EU Accession. Eastern

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. (1999): Az Európai Unióhoz való csatlakozás hatása Spanyolország külkereskedelmére [The effect of the EU accession on the foreign trade of Spain]. Külgazdaság, December. Az Európai Unióhoz való csatlakozás hatása Spanyolország

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Since the start of its post-socialist transformation in 1989, Bulgaria has imported a large number of formal institutions from advanced market economies, including the EU-15. However, the adoption of EU and other international rules has not been effective due to weak enforcement and application by domestic actors such as the securities regulator, courts, and company owners/managers. The failures of corporate governance in Bulgaria until the early 2000s can be attributed to the broad institutional context (the lack of rule of law) as well as the creation of quasi-public companies as a result of the first wave of mass privatisation (1996–97). Since 2002, information disclosure and protection of shareholder rights have improved significantly. The article examines the proposition that this is partly due to the prospect of EU accession, which has certainly influenced the attitudes and expectations of domestic actors. Based on company surveys and in-depth interviews, the paper analyses how the securities regulator and company owners/managers have been adapting to the imported formal rules.

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/Main. September. European Central Bank European Central Bank (1999b): ECB Press Release - Helsinki Seminar on the EU Accession Process. November

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Foreign competition in domestic markets is still strengthening and for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) internationalization may be one way to deal with this growing rivalry. Pangarkar (2008) states that for SMEs the benefits of internationalization outweigh its disadvantages and that with the increasing degree of involvement in the internationalization process the performance of SMEs also improves. However, for SMEs from some sectors of our economy, involvement in internationalization is more complex than for large enterprises; moreover, they are often inclined to enter foreign markets due to different motives. The authors carried out several surveys among Czech SMEs during the last three years and found that SMEs from some sectors of the Czech economy mentioned the EU accession of the Czech Republic as their motive for internationalization. The aim of this paper is to find out whether EU membership represents the determining factor of the SMEs’ decision to get involved in internationalization, and what its advantages or disadvantages are as perceived by SMEs in connection with their international activities. Conclusions are drawn on the basis of primary data obtained from Czech SMEs through electronic questionnaire surveys.

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. – Perucca , G. ( 2014 ): Openness to Globalization and Regional Growth Patterns in CEE Countries: From the EU Accession to the Economic Crisis . Journal of Common Market Studies 53 ( 2 ): 218 – 236

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EUcsatlakozás és Magyarország versenyképessége, felzárkózása [EU Accession and Hungary’s Competitiveness, Catching-up] . Budapest : GKI Co. Research Paper . Halpern , L. and Wyplosz , Ch

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EU Accession negotiations. Countries in the queue for accession not only had to accept the basic Copenhagen criteria, 3 but also had to adopt, and incorporate into their domestic legislation, all chapters of the EU's acquis communautaire , a

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In the early and mid-2000s, the prospect of EU accession and the global boom facilitated rapid economic recovery and boosted economic and institutional reforms in the Western Balkan region. The global financial crisis of 2007–2009 and the European crisis of 2010–2013 slowed the pace of economic growth and amplified high unemployment in the region. In addition, various unresolved legacies from past conflicts slowed the pace of reform and progress towards EU accession.

The European Commission’s February 2018 communication sets an indicative deadline (2025) for the two most advanced candidates – Serbia’s and Montenegro’s admission to the EU. This could incentivise all Western Balkan countries, including those candidates that have not yet started membership negotiations (Macedonia and Albania) and those waiting for candidate status (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo), to remove domestic political obstacles to EU accession, solve conflicts with neighbours, speed up reforms and accelerate economic growth.

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Bulgaria has complicated systems for food quality and food safety control. Responsibility for them is divided among several institutions. The control system is still overstaffed and insufficient co-ordination between its different parts prevail; the current control system does not meet the requirements of the new EU approach: traceability and transparency. In the last years the improvement of food quality and food safety systems in Bulgaria has been substantial - both from legislative and institutional point of view. In the process of accession Bulgarian legislation in this sphere already complies with EU regulation. Origin-labeled products is considered as an important element of food quality and food safety control systems. The legislation for organic farming, quality wines and alcoholic drinks is almost fully harmonised with the EU requirements. Important improvement has been made also with the adoption of ordinance for TSG.</o:p>

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