Promoting Environmental Investment in Central and Eastern Europe

01-02-2001

The accession countries in Central and Eastern Europe will require sustained economic growth in order to catch up with the existing EU countries – whilst continuing their integration with the EU. At the same time the 'acquis communautaire' should be taken into account which imposes enormous investment requirements on transition countries. This study seeks to examine the economic and policy context for environmental investments in the candidate countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

The accession countries in Central and Eastern Europe will require sustained economic growth in order to catch up with the existing EU countries – whilst continuing their integration with the EU. At the same time the 'acquis communautaire' should be taken into account which imposes enormous investment requirements on transition countries. This study seeks to examine the economic and policy context for environmental investments in the candidate countries of Central and Eastern Europe.