Évf. 7 szám 1 (2008)

Regional governance in the new CEE member states of the EU

Megjelent június 16, 2008
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Pop, D. (2008). Regional governance in the new CEE member states of the EU. Competitio, 7(1), 33–48. https://doi.org/10.21845/comp/2008/1/2

This paper discusses how the CEE-10 countries complied with the EU conditionality in the field of regional policy, examining whether the territorial reforms implemented were carried out leading to the enrooting of sub-national regional governance structures. Following the discussion of the EU requirements in the field of regional policy, I turn to a case by case analysis of how the meso-level government tiers were set up in the CEE-10 countries. The analysis leads to the finding that the limited interest in the CEE-10 countries to develop extensive regional governance structures by creating new autonomous sub-national governance structures coupled with the frequent contradictory and often unofficial requirements by the European Commission during negotiations, has led to a weak institutionalization of meso-level governments when compared to the institutional and policy structures within the EU-15.

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