ABSTRACT

This book examines how membership of the European Union has affected life in the ten former communist countries of Eastern Europe that are now members of the European Union. For each country, political, economic and social changes are described and discussed, together with people’s perceptions of the effects of EU membership. Overall, the book shows how the benefits of EU membership have differed between different countries, and how perceptions about the benefits also differ and have changed over time.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction

ByDonnacha Ó Beacháin, Vera Sheridan, Sabina Stan

chapter 1|22 pages

Poland

ByJane Hardy

chapter 2|24 pages

The Czech Republic

ByFrank Cibulka

chapter 3|18 pages

Slovakia1

ByVladimir Bilcik, Juraj Buzalka

chapter 4|22 pages

Hungary

ByUmut Korkut

chapter 5|20 pages

Slovenia

ByMatevž Tomšič, Lea Prijon

chapter 6|24 pages

Lithuania1

ByMindaugas Jurkynas

chapter 7|24 pages

Latvia

ByŽaneta Ozolin¸a

chapter 8|22 pages

Estonia

ByViljar Veebel, Ramon Loik

chapter 9|20 pages

Romania

ByLavinia Stan, Rodica Zaharia

chapter 10|16 pages

Bulgaria

BySvetlozar Andreev

chapter |11 pages

Conclusion

ByDonnacha Ó Beacháin, Vera Sheridan, Sabina Stan