* Covers business practice and trading opportunities in the accession countries.
* Includes contributions from prestigious international editorial partners from the accounting, banking and legal worlds (Deloitte & Touche, Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Groupe Coface)
Much has been made of the benefits or otherwise of EU membership for the new members but nothing has been written about how the new members will affect the political and social landscape of the EU. Will traditional blocs be torn down and new ones built or will the traditional ties that bind many of the countries become even stronger? How will the new members affect moves towards tax harmonization? Will the new members affect the labor markets of the respective countries? How will the increased size of the EU affect EU funding? And what about the future - where does Europe begin and end - who will be in the next tranche of countries seeking membership?
In addition to looking into the changing shape of the European Union, the book takes each new member country in turn and examines how it stands, economically, politically and socially. These country reports include key facts, econometric data, the political structure, macroeconomic analysis, economic outlook and key industries etc.