Barry, Frank; Hannon, Aoife; Hudson, Elaine; Kearney, Colm. 'Competitiveness implications for Ireland of EU enlargement'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXXII, 2002/2003 , pp70-97
Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XXXII 2002/2003
Subject to ratification, a further ten states, primarily from Central and
Eastern Europe will accede to the EU in May 2004. Another two, and possibly three,
CEE states are likely to join in 2007. The present paper assesses the competitiveness
implications of this phase of EU expansion for Ireland. Four specific topics are
considered: the opportunities for trade and investment expansion, the implications
for Ireland’s ability to attract FDI, the likely levels and consequences of immigration
from Central and Eastern Europe, and the budgetary implications for the Irish
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