EU enlargement, Structural Funds and the implications for Greece

Funder

Ministry of Economy and Finance, Greece

Start year

2002

End year

2003

The project involved a comprehensive assessment of the economic and political factors influencing the process of enlargement and the potential impact of this process for Greece. Particular focus was placed on the regional development and agriculture-related issues associated with EU enlargement. This included an analysis of the reform debate and options for the EU Structural Funds and Common Agricultural Policy, including the budgetary implications, focusing on the potential impact for Greece. Related to this, the study also examined the regional development implications of enlargement for Greek regions and key sectors, before drawing together a number of key recommendations and conclusions.