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The structural challenges facing the candidate countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey) - A comparative perspective

Economic Policy Committee EPC

The structural challenges facing the candidate countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey) - A comparative perspectivepdf(315 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

The economic gap between the EU and the three candidate countries, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey, is significant. Living standards, as measured by GDP per capita at PPP, are less than one third of the level prevailing in the former EU-15 – and about half of the average level in the new Member States. Catching up with the rest of Europe in terms of income levels and productivity will thus be a very long-term process.
(European Economy. Occasional Papers. 11. November 2004. Brussels. 52pp. Tab. Free.)

KC-AH-04-011-EN-C (online)
ISBN 92-894-8368 (online)
ISSN 1725-3209

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