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dc.contributor.authorStehn, Jürgenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T14:15:25Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T14:15:25Z-
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/951-
dc.description.abstractFrom a pure welfare economic viewpoint, there is no contradiction between a deepening and a widening of the EU. However, the analysis in this paper shows that the factual degree of deepening efforts within the EU by far exceeds the economically optimal one. Above all, the tendency of the Maastricht treaty towards a centralisation of economic competences, the Common Agriculture Policy, and the Common Cohesion Policy raise high barriers for a full membership of Central and Eastern European countries in the EU. Thus, a full accession of the young market economies to the EU will only be possible after substantial institutional reforms have been made within the EU. For a transition period, European integration policy should aim at opening the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) for Central and Eastern European Countries.-
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel Working Papers 804-
dc.subject.jelF15-
dc.subject.jelH70-
dc.subject.ddc330-
dc.subject.stwPolitische Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsunionen_US
dc.subject.stwKosten-Nutzen-Analyseen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwOsteuropaen_US
dc.subject.stwEWR-Staatenen_US
dc.titleMaastricht and the eastern enlargement of the EUen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn227771818en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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