Cover Osteuropa 11-12/2006

In Osteuropa 11-12/2006

Poland within the Single European Market
Taking Stock after Two Years of EU-Membership

Mechthild Schrooten

Deutsche Fassung


After two years of EU membership, the balance is extremely positive in Poland’s favour. The gross domestic product has grown considerably, inflation is under control, and unemployment has fallen. The cause for this, however, is a strong domestic economy. Trade with the EU states by contrast has hardly grown, for Poland has long been integrated in Western Europe’s economies. However, money from EU structure and cohesion funds is providing a positive impulse.

(Osteuropa 11-12/2006, pp. 127–132)