The Regional Policy Under the European Integration Framework
The paper deals with the new challenges for the E.U.27 after the latest two enlargements. One of these challenges is the regional sustainable development. As a result, the paper analyses the convergence and the divergence process across the E.U.27 and inside the Member States. For the beginning, we analyse the interregional disparities and the regional policy instruments which are able to decrease them. The next step of the analysis is to quantify the regional disparities in Romania and across the E.U. A distinct part of the paper deals with the Cluster analysis and the SPSS soft, the 14th version, in order to calculate the development distance between the regions and to forecast the regional development, as well. The paper uses statistic data, diagrams, graphics and a dedicate soft in order to conclude that the present regional evolution across the E.U.27 is a contradictory one. (original abstract)
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