(European Economy. Enlargement Papers. 15. April 2003.
Brussels. 52pp. Tab. Ann. Free.)
KC-AA-03-015-EN-C ISBN: 92-894-5093-2 ISSN: 1608-9022
Acceding countries and other candidate countries have, on average, sustained solid growth despite the worsened international economic climate. Economic growth has only slightly slowed down during 2002. Due to strong domestic demand, most candidate countries showed resilience and the extent of the slowdown remained limited. The outlook for the current and the next year is subject to particularly high political and economic uncertainties.