ECB's Issing on EU and euro zone enlargement

In a speech on 'The enlargement of the EU and the euro zone' given on 27 April Otmar Issing of the ECB said that the main question for the new Member States is how to achieve fast catching up with the old Member States.

"The new Member States have already made significant progresses, but the gap remains large, and many years of high growth are required. One of the main benefits of introducing the euro at a later stage is that the necessary convergence requires a coherent stability oriented

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Central Banking? View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account