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The 12 projects reviewed in this report cover quite a range of dimensions (related either directly or indirectly to enlargement): from macro- to firm-level analysis; from theoretical micro-level issues to networking on social protection; and from labour market to exchange rate. The review is arranged into four clusters: labour market, macroeconomic issues, catching up and restructuring, and democracy and institutions. Among its conclusions, the report asserts that new Member States have to build knowledge on how to operate within the EU. They have to move into a mode of strategic management, prioritisation, and problem-solving. In addition, they have to adjust their administrative and institutional capacity to implement European law and learn how to operate within the new environment. Special attention also needs to be paid to building and supporting institutions of regional governance.

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Authors: HALPERM L, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (HU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23166 EN (2007), 52 pp. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-23166-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-07577-3
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