Regional Competition in the European Union

  • Filip Abraham
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


In the last decade, regional issues have gradually moved into the centre-stage of the debate on economic integration and international trade in Europe. The fading influence of the nation-state goes together with a transfer of sovereignty to the European level combined with a renewed interest in the region as a relevant economic unit.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filip Abraham
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  1. 1.CESUniversity of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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