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ECONOMIC INTERACTION IN THE SLOVAK – UKRAINIAN CBC AREA
ECONOMIC INTERACTION IN THE SLOVAK – UKRAINIAN CBC AREA

Author(s): Martin Lačný
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Prešovská univerzita v Prešove, Filozofická fakulta, Inštitút politológie
Keywords: Slovakia-Ukraine economic interaction; Slovak-Ukrainian cross-border cooperation;
Summary/Abstract: Regional economies of border regions on both sides of the Schengen border function as specific parts of national economies in the context of their internal links to the national economy and specific external linkages to international surroundings – especially the geographically close environment. Functional diversity of regional economies within the national economy causes that various regions do not have the same needs and priorities and do not respond to external stimuli in the same way (Varadzin 2005). In the case of border regions of Ukraine and the neighbouring EU countries, we can typically consider them as regions having the character of peripherals, which are not the most important centres of economic activity. Their development potential depends largely on the nature of the border and the conditions for mutual trade and cross-border cooperation (Liikanen, Scott, and Sotkasiira 2016).