Labor, Employment, and Social Policies in the EU Enlargement Process: Changing Perspectives and Policy Options
Lodovico Pizzati, Bernard Funck
World Bank Publications, 2002 - Business & Economics - 406 pages
"This volume contains papers presented at a labor conference held in Baden, Austria, in June 2001. It provides the latest labor trends in EU accession countries, evaluates existing labor market policies and social protection mechanisms, and discusses alternative strategies for employment creation in the region. This volume represents the thinking of participating policymakers, academics, and representatives of civil society."
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Page 375 - Union has today set itself a new strategic goal for the next decade: to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion.
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Page 27 - Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia — together with Cyprus, Malta, and Turkey.
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Page 128 - Government investment rose by an annual average of 15 percentage points between the second half of the 1970s and the first half of the 1980s.
Page 215 - Provided that progress towards meeting the accession criteria continues at an unabated pace, the road map should make it possible to complete negotiations by the end of 2002 for those candidate countries that are ready. The objective is that they should participate in the European Parliament elections of 2004 as members