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Economic crisis in Europe and the Balkans, problems and prospects, Anastasios Karasavvoglou, Persefoni Polychronidou, editors

The economies of the European countries are still in recession, the development process is at a standstill, companies are facing financial difficulties, and the EU's monetary policy is tight and focused on lowering inflation. The fiscal problems and high debt levels of the northern European countries are of great importance, and they are the consequences of both the European economy's structural characteristics and the EU's policies. The economic area of Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Black Sea countries is also vital, due to its special economic characteristics. The effects of the economic crisis on this particular area are catalytic, while the prospects for recovery are doubtful. The present book deals with the key aspects of the economic crisis in Europe, especially focusing on southeast Europe and the Balkans. The consequences of the crisis in these countries are analyzed and suggestions for how to address the crisis are outlined
Table Of Contents
Part I: Economic Crisis in Europe - A Reputation Risk Perspective on the European Economic Crisis / Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis and Spyridon Roukanas - The Financial Crisis in Greece and Its Impacts on Western Balkan Countries / Murat Sadiku, Luljeta Sadiku and Nimete Berisha - A Comparison of Policy Responses to the Global Economic Crisis in the Balkans: Acceding Versus EU Candidate Countries / Bisera Gjosevska and Goran Karanovic - The Repercussions of the Financial Crisis (2008) on the Foreign Trade Between Greece and the Balkan Countries (BCs) / George Magoulios and Vasilis Chouliaras - Global Imbalances, Financial Sphere and the World Economic Crisis / Georgios Makris and Thomas Siskou - The Role of the Rating Companies in the Recent Financial Crisis in the Balkan and Black Sea Area / Eleftherios Thalassinos, Konstantinos Liapis and John Thalassinos - Part II: European Policies and Integration - The Tax Regimes of the EU Countries: Trends, Similarities and Differences / Konstantinos Liapis, Antonios Rovolis and Christos Galanos - Economic Policies of FYROM Towards the EU--Are They Efficient? / Abdylmenaf Bexheti and Luan Eshtrefi - Integration, Institutions and Export Specialization / Karen Crabbé and Michel Beine - Part III: European and Regional Development in South-Eastern Europe - Regional Integration in Western Balkans: A Case for Cross-Border Business Cooperation? / Pantelis Sklias and Maria Tsampra - A Statistical-Based Approach to Assessing Comparatively the Performance of Non-Banking Financial Institutions in Romania / Adrian Costea - Market and Economic Development in Bulgaria / Eleni Zafeiriou, Christos Karelakis, Chrisovalantis Malesios and Theodoros Koutroumanidis - The Role of Agriculture in Economic Growth in Greece / Dimitrios Kyrkilis, Simeon Semasis and Constantinos Styliaras
Physical Description
xii, 240 p. :, ill. ;, 24 cm
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