Edited by Bernard M. Hoekman, Subidey Togan
What requirements must Turkey—the largest country among the
candidate and accession countries—meet to join the European
Union? What progress has been made toward meeting them?
This timely volume analyzes the economic challenges confronting
Turkey in its quest to accede to the European Union (EU). It focuses on
the extent to which Turkey is ready to join the Single Market, comply
with the EU's body of economic regulations and directives, the
Acquis Communautaire, and meet the Maastricht criteria for
fiscal, monetary, and exchange rate policies.
This book also provides an assessment of Turkey's national
program to meet the accession requirements. It describes briefly what
Turkey needs to achieve on the economic policy front to satisfy the
conditions for accession, the progress to date, and the likely
consequences of implementing the full body of EU requirements.
The book is divided into four parts:
- An analysis of the macroeconomic policies for EU accession
- An analysis of the effects of integration on key sectors:
agriculture; manufacturing; services industries, including banking,
telecommunications, transportation, and natural gas; and network
- An exploration of key economic policy challenges, including labor
market regulation, foreign direct investment challenges, and the costs
and benefits of meeting the EU environmental Acquis
- The quantification of the impact of EU accession and consideration
of the welfare effects of integration
While the focus is on the specific situation of Turkey, the subject
will be of value to all researchers with an interest in the challenges
of deeper integration through regional agreements.
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