The author gives a brief overview of the institutional and financial criteria of EU enlargement, covered by the Treaty of Nice and Agenda 2000. He presents the Danish point of view for the purpose of the coming Danish presidency of the EU in the second half of 2002. Within the financial negotiations the author puts special emphasis on agricultural financing and the reforming of the CAP. He stresses that neither co-financing, nor “re-nationalisation” of agricultural development is a liable alternative, the Danish point supports common financing. Particular importance is attached to the problem of food safety after enlargement, the sustainability of which is considered a top priority. The author sees a realistic balance of the candidates' and the members' interests, and hope to welcome the most developed candidate countries in the community the soonest possible.
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and five years after the biggest EU enlargement it is worth taking stock of the experiences of transition in Central and Eastern European countries in the context of sustainable development. The following article focuses on the principal economic, social, environmental, and institutional aspects of sustainable development in Central Europe, in particular in Hungary. The key challenges in the region are shared: how to respond to global financial and economic crises while avoiding deep social tensions and protecting the environment for future generations.
.): The Informal Economy in the EU Accession Countries: Size, Trends and Challenges in the Process of EUEnlargement. Sofia: Center for the Study of Democracy: 139-173.
Why People Evade Taxes in the Czech and
Von Neumann's Centenary Scientific Memorial Session; Conference report on the workshop convened in Budapest on 15 November 2003 to commemorate John von Neumann's contributions to economics; From Here and From There: New and Old Members' Perception on EU Enlargement; Report on the joint workshop of Hungarian and Holland economists on EU-enlargement at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands in September 2003.
Authors:András Blahó, Dóra Győrffy, Tamás Kovács, and Qerim Qerimi
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