European Enlargement Research Paper by Professor Victor Verb

European Enlargement
An analysis of the political and economic implications of European enlargement for the nations of Africa today.
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The hypothesis of this research project is that the European enlargement to the European Committee of Construction Economists (CEEC) will have adverse side-effects on Africa, both politically and economically. While there are several sub-questions addressed, the primary research question addressed by this project is to identify the implications of the European enlargement to the Committee of European Economic Cooperation (CEEC) on the nations of Africa. The investment and financial help given by Western European countries will likely be reallocated from the historic patterns of assistance provided to the nations of Africa. At the same time, people from Eastern Europe will be free to work in Western European countries, so there will be less need for workers from Africa. In certain North African countries, the economic flow from the people working abroad, particularly in Europe, is more important than foreign investment. This study identifies the historic levels of assistance provided to the African nations in the form of employment for African emigrants and economic and technological assistance provided in kind, through loans and grants, as well as other economic assistance programs administered by non-governmental agencies, particularly the United Nations, and the countries of Western Europe. The paper includes graphs.

From the Paper:

"This enormous diversity, combined with a paucity of reliable data from official statistics as to the composition of the group makes it very difficult to provide main characteristics of the community in general. Adugna adds that while the African immigrant experience in this area is relatively recent, African immigrants are already leaving their marks in the areas where they live in greatest numbers. "Such marks are more evident when one takes into consideration the growing number of business ventures and restaurants, churches and the communal associations that are flourishing abroad" (Adugna, 1998, p. 7)."

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