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Членството в ЕС – конвергентни резултати, проблеми и тенденции
EU membership – convergent results, problems and trends

Author(s): Andrey Zahariev, Dimitar Kostov, Martin Dimitrov
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, Business Economy / Management, Financial Markets, Human Resources in Economy, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: convergence; EU; private investments

Summary/Abstract: The new EU members after 2004, generates two unmistakable trends: first, the trend of increasing the size of the Union in the direction of population, territory, cultural diversity and block GDP, and second, trend of decrease in the average level of income in the EU, measured per capita. The latter is mostly due to the inclusion in the European Union of countries which have strong net needs for resources to support the process of convergence, leading to a levelling of standards for labour productivity and income. This article aims, from aposition of convergence process, to assess problems, results and trends of EU membership in the enlargement process and the post crisis economic recovery. The article is structured into five separate components, supplemented by closing with key conclusions and recommendations.

  • Issue Year: 8/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 16-24
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian