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1st Workshop,
Berlin - October 2001

Regional Workshop,
Berlin - April 2002

2nd Official Workshop,
Bologna - July 2002
Regional Workshop,
Cracow - November 2002

3rd Official Workshop,
Brussels - May 2003

4rd Official Workshop,
Warsaw - December 2003

Final Conference,
Berlin - June 2004

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Conferences of Ezoneplus at a Glance

1st Berlin workshop: "Markets"

Berlin, 18-21 October 2001

click to enlarge All went well and the first Ezoneplus workshop on the "Eastward Enlargement of the Eurozone" was a huge success for the project. The international research project Ezoneplus was launched officially in August this year. Joining the co-ordinating team of the Freie Universität Berlin, participating economists from six European countries discussed major research issues and presented first results.

click to enlarge Thanks to the generous support ot the European Commission and Deutsche Bank Research, we were able to organise a fruitful environment to focus on the main aspects related to our working packages. Thus, at the heart of the Friday sessions were:

click to enlargeThe role of capital markets, which was covered by Thomas Meyer of the Berlin team. Prof. Dr. Jaako Kiander from VATT, Finland dealt with labour markets development. Next Prof. Dr. Isabel Vieira, University of Evora, Portugal revealed major issues concerning trade & foreign direct investment, whereas Dr. Vladimir Lavrac from IER, Slovenia tackled prospective risks with regard to exchange rate regimes and monetary and fiscal policies during the run-up to EMU. Finally, Achim Kemmerling, FU Berlin developed a framework dealing with the social dimension eurozone enlargement.

click to enlarge Moreover, we are especially grateful for the asisstance of Deutsche Bank Research in establishing the first "Euroluncheon"; a formal dinner series created to launch informal debate between embassies, people from the banking and industrial sector as well as academia. The first Euroluncheon took place on Friday 19th at Deutsche Bank Research Berlin and key speeches were delivered by Ulrich Schröder of the Bank's team in Frankfurt and the co-ordinating professor in Berlin, Michael Bolle.

The initial Ezoneplus workshop concluded with administrative and financial matters and especially focussed on appropriate means of dissemination. The next meeting which will offer intermediate results on the issues tackled within the working packages will be held in Bologna next year.

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April, 2005
New Book:

Policy Advice in the Process of Eurozone Enlargement: Markets and Policies.
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New Working paper
No. 25: Women's Employment, Children and Transition: An Empirical Analysis on Poland
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Newsletter No. 10 out now.
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Working paper
No. 24:
Partisan Preferences and Political Institutions: Explaining Fiscal Retrenchment in the European Union
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The EU's "Research Information Centre" has published a report on the Ezoneplus project.
Click here to read the article (europa.eu.int)

Ezoneplus Final Report 2004 is now published:
Eurozone Enlargement - Exploring Uncharted Waters
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Friday, June 28, 2002
Unpublished EU - Data on the CAP and on Structural Funds now downloadable in Data & Statistics

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