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Transition and EU Membership

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Chapter 8 looks at the challenges for transformation concerning membership of the European Union. We concentrate on competition policy as the core of a competitive transformation and membership within the European Monetary Union (EMU) and its fiscal requirements. The chapter concludes with an exploration of fiscal transparency in the biggest new EU member country, Poland. We show that the EU law regarding competition policy has been implemented; the fulfilment of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), however, raises some concern, because the precondition of fiscal transparency cannot be taken for granted.

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  • Fiscal Policy
  • Public Debt
  • Competition Policy
  • European Monetary Union
  • Transition Country

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References and further reading

  • Allan, W., Parry, T. (2003) Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries: Progress and Future Challenges, IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund.

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  • Hölscher, J. and J. Stephan (2004) ‘Competition policy in Central East Europe in the light of EU accession’, Journal of Common Market Studies 42 (2), 321–45.

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© 2006 Hubert Gabrisch and Jens Hölscher

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Gabrisch, H., Hölscher, J. (2006). Transition and EU Membership. In: The Successes and Failures of Economic Transition. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230626584_9

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