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“Greek Agriculture, CAP and Agenda 2000: A Case Study in the External Trade, 2000-2008”

Apostolidi, Eleni LU (2010) NEKM01 20101
Department of Economics
Abstract
Europe has established the Common Agricultural Policy, CAP, from the early years of the construction of the EU as a tool against rural poverty and food deficit. As the years passed by CAP became more goal oriented towards the economic growth and development of each country. The latest development known as Agenda 2000 opted for a competitive agriculture led by the international market powers and for a more liberalized trade among the member countries. Moreover, it prepared the whole Europe for its enlargement with the accession of the Central and East European Countries, CEEC’s.

Greece was and remains traditionally an agricultural country as the rural sector contributes much to the national income and the employment in comparison to the... (More)
Europe has established the Common Agricultural Policy, CAP, from the early years of the construction of the EU as a tool against rural poverty and food deficit. As the years passed by CAP became more goal oriented towards the economic growth and development of each country. The latest development known as Agenda 2000 opted for a competitive agriculture led by the international market powers and for a more liberalized trade among the member countries. Moreover, it prepared the whole Europe for its enlargement with the accession of the Central and East European Countries, CEEC’s.

Greece was and remains traditionally an agricultural country as the rural sector contributes much to the national income and the employment in comparison to the rest of the EU countries. It’s vital for the economic development and growth of the country. It seems though that after the implementation of the Agenda 2000, Greece still does not have a comparative advantage in the production of agricultural products. Her balance of trade remains negative both when it comes to the external trade with the member countries and with the non-member countries. Her imports tend to increase much more than her exports constituting her a net receiver from the EU. It is disputed whether all these reforms and aids have been beneficial, after all, for a small country like Greece since her international position has been worsened. (Less)
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Apostolidi, Eleni LU
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NEKM01 20101
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
greek agriculture, CAP, Agenda 2000, enlargement, Central and East European Countries
language
English
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1600717
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2010-05-12 07:53:24
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  abstract     = {Europe has established the Common Agricultural Policy, CAP, from the early years of the construction of the EU as a tool against rural poverty and food deficit. As the years passed by CAP became more goal oriented towards the economic growth and development of each country. The latest development known as Agenda 2000 opted for a competitive agriculture led by the international market powers and for a more liberalized trade among the member countries. Moreover, it prepared the whole Europe for its enlargement with the accession of the Central and East European Countries, CEEC’s. 

Greece was and remains traditionally an agricultural country as the rural sector contributes much to the national income and the employment in comparison to the rest of the EU countries. It’s vital for the economic development and growth of the country. It seems though that after the implementation of the Agenda 2000, Greece still does not have a comparative advantage in the production of agricultural products. Her balance of trade remains negative both when it comes to the external trade with the member countries and with the non-member countries.  Her imports tend to increase much more than her exports constituting her a net receiver from the EU.  It is disputed whether all these reforms and aids have been beneficial, after all, for a small country like Greece since her international position has been worsened.},
  author       = {Apostolidi, Eleni},
  keyword      = {greek agriculture,CAP,Agenda 2000,enlargement,Central and East European Countries},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {“Greek Agriculture, CAP and Agenda 2000: A Case Study in the External Trade, 2000-2008”},
  year         = {2010},
}