Five Years of an Enlarged EU

A Positive Sum Game

  • Filip Keereman
  • Istvan Szekely

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in an Enlarged EU: Opportunities and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Filip Keereman, István P. Székely
      Pages 1-7
  3. Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in an Enlarged EU: Opportunities and Challenges

  4. Migration in an enlarged EU: solution or problem for labour market woes and cash-strapped social security systems?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
      Pages 63-94
    3. Jean-Claude Berthélemy, Mathilde Maurel
      Pages 95-113
    4. Filip Keereman, Karl Pichelmann
      Pages 115-119
  5. Financial integration and stability in an enlarged EU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Jan Babecký, Aleš Bulíř, Kateřina Šmídková
      Pages 153-181
    3. Corina Weidinger Sosdean
      Pages 183-187
  6. Integration, Openness and Growth: Did Accession Make a Difference?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Stefania Fabrizio, Daniel Leigh, Ashoka Mody
      Pages 191-220
    3. Ryszard Rapacki
      Pages 249-253
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 255-256

About this book


This book analyzes the economic performance of the EU in the first five years after its largest expansion in 2004. Accession and integration were expected to foster growth and convergence among the new Member States through intensified trade, foreign direct investment, financial deepening and the adoption of the EU's institutional framework. With the benefit of five years experience, this book brings together experts from academia and think-tanks to assess the driving forces of economic growth and real convergence. The question whether the EU has made a difference in terms of growth is studied thoroughly from various angles, including that of country-specific and sector-specific analysis. It is shown that while the enlargement has been a success story overall, growth and catching-up cannot be taken for granted and the importance of economic policy remains undiminished.


Development Economics Economic Growth Economic Policy European Integration European Union (EU) International Economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Filip Keereman
    • 1
  • Istvan Szekely
    • 2
  1. 1., ECFIN.E.2 - BU1 -1/10European CommissionBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2., ECFIN.A - BU-1 03/209European CommissionBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12515-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12516-4
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