EU Accession — Financial Sector Opportunities and Challenges for Southeast Europe

  • Ingrid Matthäus-Maier
  • J.D. von Pischke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Stimulating the Economy of Southeast Europe

  3. Financial Regulation for Stability and Protection in Southeast Europe

  4. Bankers' Perspectives — Dynamic Banking in the Changing Market of Southeast Europe

  5. Clients' Perspectives on Access to Financial Services for Micro and Small Enterprise in Southeast Europe

  6. Looking Ahead — Public-Private Partnerships in the Financial Sector in Southeast Europe

  7. Summary and Conclusions

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 353-369

About this book


A distinguished international group of central bankers, commercial bankers, entrepreneurs, academic advisors, policymakers, and representatives of development finance organizations and donor agencies, brought together by KfW, examines in this book the future of financial sector development in Southeast Europe. They explore ways to strengthen the banking sector in Southeast Europe, further promote SMEs, and improve access to financial services in the region. Experts and decision-makers assess the opportunities and challenges presented by the EU accession process and Basel II, and offer candid insight into the expanding role of the private sector in developing the financial landscape. The perspectives presented in this book will prompt discussion and intellectual exchange that will serve as a new starting point for further successful cooperative initiatives.


Bank Basel II Development Finance Finance Financial sector development Financing Funds Investment PPP banking central bank development financial market financial markets microfinance

Editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Matthäus-Maier
    • 1
  • J.D. von Pischke
    • 2
  1. 1.KfWFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.RestonUSA

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