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The eastward enlargement of the euro-zone

Project information

Grant agreement ID: HPSE-CT-2001-00084

  • Start date

    1 July 2001

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 289 424

  • EU contribution

    € 1 049 711

Coordinated by:

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

Objective

The project assesses the impact of an eastward enlargement of EMU on developments both within the accession candidates in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and within the existing euro system. On the background of a comparative analysis which focuses on three CEE countries that belong to the first wave of EU applicants (Estonia, Poland, Slovenia) and four countries of the euro-zone (Finland, Germany, Italy, Portugal), the project analyses the accession process and the impact of the euro with respect to structural adjustment and fiscal responsibility, as well as political stability, by a close examination of capital markets, labour markets, trade and foreign direct investment, exchange rate regimes, fiscal and monetary policies, and the social dimension. The EU has an important role to play in providing political support and economic assistance to stabilise the transition process that will bring about the reshaping of the European economies.

Coordinator

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Address

Ihnestrasse 21
14195 Berlin

Germany

Participants (6)

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Finland

INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Slovenia

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Portugal

UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

Estonia

WARSAW SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: HPSE-CT-2001-00084

  • Start date

    1 July 2001

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 289 424

  • EU contribution

    € 1 049 711

Coordinated by:

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany