Central and Eastern European Countries

European Spatial Planning Consultancy

Dear readers, I will start out this post with an apology for my absence and lack of content in the last months. My absence has been motivated by my efforts to put together a number of projects in different fields and directions, which I am proud to say have started to bear some fruitful results. As a direct result of the work I have done, I am happy to announce that in the coming weeks I will be launching my own consultancy office in Bucharest, Romania, which will mainly focus…

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Assessing EU Regional Policy: past, present, and future.

There is probably no surprise that the recent EU enlargements that brought the membership count up to 27, have actually pinpointed some major integration challenges that affected both existing and new member states. Considering this context and the EU regional policy’s contribution to the enlargement processes, it is maybe interesting to question how appropriate is this policy to deal with future enlargements and regional disparities. This is even more important now, as the economic crisis makes the future of some European countries uncertain. The first challenge Looking back at…

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