The Euro 50 Group Roundtable: Monetary implications of 
accession

The accession of a number of Eastern European countries into the European Union is high on the agenda both in Eastern and in Western Europe. Unfortunately the legitimate bargaining over transfers and payments into, and out of, the EU budget has overshadowed the main point of this process: the re-unification of Europe. Many of the candidate countries were highly integrated into the European economy prior to the second world war, and the view in the accession countries is very much that accession

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