Economic Crisis in Europe and the Balkans

Problems and Prospects

  • Anastasios Karasavvoglou
  • Persefoni Polychronidou

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Economic Crisis in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis, Spyridon Roukanas
      Pages 3-25
    3. Murat Sadiku, Luljeta Sadiku, Nimete Berisha
      Pages 27-38
    4. Georgios Makris, Thomas Siskou
      Pages 65-77
    5. Eleftherios Thalassinos, Konstantinos Liapis, John Thalassinos
      Pages 79-115
  3. European Policies and Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Konstantinos Liapis, Antonios Rovolis, Christos Galanos
      Pages 119-145
    3. Abdylmenaf Bexheti, Luan Eshtrefi
      Pages 147-162
    4. Karen Crabbé, Michel Beine
      Pages 163-176
  4. European and Regional Development in South-Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Eleni Zafeiriou, Christos Karelakis, Chrisovalantis Malesios, Theodoros Koutroumanidis
      Pages 211-226
    3. Dimitrios Kyrkilis, Simeon Semasis, Constantinos Styliaras
      Pages 227-240

About this book


The economies of the European countries are still in recession, the development process is at a standstill, companies are facing financial difficulties, and the EU’s monetary policy is tight and focused on lowering inflation. The fiscal problems and high debt levels of the northern European countries are of great importance, and they are the consequences of both the European economy’s structural characteristics and the EU’s policies. The economic area of Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Black Sea countries is also vital, due to its special economic characteristics. The effects of the economic crisis on this particular area are catalytic, while the prospects for recovery are doubtful. The present book deals with the key aspects of the economic crisis in Europe, especially focusing on southeast Europe and the Balkans. The consequences of the crisis in these countries are analyzed and suggestions for how to address the crisis are outlined.


Balkan Black Sea Economies Debt Crisis Euro Crisis

Editors and affiliations

  • Anastasios Karasavvoglou
    • 1
  • Persefoni Polychronidou
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Business and Economy, Accountancy DepartmentKavala Institute of TechnologyKavalaGreece
  2. 2.School of Business and Economy, Accountancy DepartmentKavala Institute of TechnologyKavalaGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00493-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00494-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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