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Integrace ČR a střední Evropy do Společného trhu EU
Integration of the Czech Republic and Central Europe into the Common Market

Author(s): Oldřich Krpec, Vladan Hodulák
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: convergence; economic development; Central Europe

Summary/Abstract: The Czech Republic and other pos-communist countires in Central Europe (Poland, Hungary and Slovakia) joined the European Union in 2004. However, political and economic integration is a continual process that had already commenced with the democratic and market transitions of these countries. This paper discusses the recent condition of convergence in the above-mentioned countries with special attention to exploring possible relationships between level of current convergence and economic openness. We argue that Central European countries are a clear example that proves that a significant level of convergence through economic openness is possible, although not without possible future risk.

  • Issue Year: XVII/2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 380-413
  • Page Count: 34
  • Language: Czech