EU Enlargement: A Success Story for Central Europe

Politics ♦ Published: April 30, 2014; 10:19 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria is one of the main beneficiaries of the EU enlargement of 2004.

Ten years ago the EU was enlarged by ten countries. / Picture: ©
  • Enlargement of 2004 increased competitiveness in Central Europe
  • “East-West-divide” inside the EU is outdated
  • Austria profits as a leading investor in Central Europe

In May 2004, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia,Lithuania, Cyprus and Malta joined the European Union (EU). Ten years later, the analysts of…