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Intereconomics

, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 207–212 | Cite as

The impact of EC membership on Portugal and Spain

  • C. J. Redston
Articles EC

Abstract

While the case for Spanish and Portuguese EC membership is largely political, for membership to be a political success it must also be an economic success. Indeed it is economic factors which have ensured that six years after the applications were made, negotiations have not been concluded and that the target date of membership by January 1, 1984, will not be met. What will be the impact of EC membership on the applicants' economies?

Keywords

Common Agricultural Policy Annual Percentage Change Transport Equipment Community Membership Tariff Barrier 
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References

  1. 1.
    See The Economist 5–11 March 1983.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Quoted in L. Tsoukalis: The European Community and its Mediterranean Enlargement, London 1981.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Quoted in L. Tsoukalis, op. cit. The European Community and its Mediterranean Enlargement, London 1981.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    See for example, D. Seers, B. Schaffer and M. L. Kiljunen: Underdeveloped Europe, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, 1979.Google Scholar
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    See The Economist, 13–19 November 1982.Google Scholar

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© HWWA and Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Redston
    • 1
  1. 1.University College of WalesAberystwyth

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