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Competitiveness in new member states: lessons for EU members, candidates and neighbours [WP846]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • Development for employment and growth: what are the priorities in new member states (eu8)?
  • the sequencing of macro-economic reforms: is a ‘big bang’ best?
  • What is the medium-term economic outlook for the eu8?
  • How best to promote innovation?
  • Which eu8 economic policies and practices should candidates and neighbours emulate? Which should they avoid?

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