In the current world situation, regional integration processes place in parallel with globalization, both representing not an end in itself but the way to achieve national interests. Thus, for U.S. economic interests prevail in societies transnational; for Japan's economic interests were oriented the Pacific, where subsidiaries of large companies are found, for countries Western European economic interests led to the formation and evolution European Economic Community (EEC), which would become the Union Union (EU).
JEL Classification: A10
working papers series
Date posted: September 23, 2009
Iordache, Floarea, Transformations and Effects Produced by the Enlargement of the European Union with the
States from Central and Eastern Europe (September 22, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1477120