Turkey is presently at the top of the EU agenda, both amongst politicians and the electorate. EU governments are gradually becoming aware of the fact that Turkey has firmly placed itself on a reform path.
18.08.2005 Euro train running at two speeds
While the new EU member states Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary will probably not join the euro area before 2010, some of the smaller EU countries in Central and Eastern Europe are well on their way to becoming members of the euro area at the beginning of 2007.
22.07.2005 BA-CA study: Austrians continue to expand their market position in CEE
The market share of international banks in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) continues to grow. Over the past ten years, their combined share in the group of countries without Russia and Ukraine has more than tripled, to a current level of 69 per cent (based on ownership interests).
23.05.2005 BA-CA study: South-East Europe driving growth in the New Europe
In the past four years, South-East Europe was Europe's top performer in terms of economic growth. With real growth of 23 per cent in this period, the region's economy grew significantly faster than the EU-15 countries and also outperformed the NMS8 (16 per cent).