Turkey and the EU: Politics and Economics of Accession

54 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2003

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Harry Flam

Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: March 2003

Abstract

This paper discusses political and economic aspects of Turkish accession. Under present rules, Turkey would have the greatest number of council votes within twenty years, and receive the largest budget transfer. Free migration may increase the Turkish immigrant population in Germany from 2 to 3.5 million in thirty years. Most of the economic effects will be felt by Turkey, particularly in agriculture. The main obstacles to accession are not economic, but political. Historical experience prevents Turkey from eliminating the decisive political role of the military, giving Kurds and other minorities cultural rights and upholding basic human rights.

JEL Classification: F17, F22, H23

Suggested Citation

Flam, Harry, Turkey and the EU: Politics and Economics of Accession (March 2003). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 893. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=388621

Harry Flam (Contact Author)

Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) ( email )

Stockholm, SE-10691
Sweden

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

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