Europe and the Balkans: Economic integration, challenges and solutions. An introduction (p.11-15)  [Fichier PDF]
Camelia Turcu, University of Orleans, France
Nikolay Nenovsky, University of Orleans, France
Keywords : Balkans, Europe, Economic integration, Growth, Finance
JEL classification : E0, F0, G0, H0, P2, P3
This special issue includes seven papers related to the South Eastern European countries macroeconomic performances, analyzed from the EU integration perspective and in the eye of the current crisis. It includes both policy oriented papers and empirical studies. The findings provide interesting insights on the economic, financial and institutional development in the Balkans, with a specific focus on the growth and technological challenges of the region, on its banks, pension systems and public finances.