The Research Institute of Agricultural Economics would respectfully like to invite you for the professional lecture and related lively topic discussion of Dr. Martin Banse, Head of Institute (Thünen Institute of Market Analysis), entitled: „More than one decade of Eastern enlargement of the EU - Lessons learned and new challenges ahead” to be held at the Research Institute of Agricultural Economics.

Date: 14th May 2018., Monday, 15:00 p.m.

Venue: Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (HU - 1093 Budapest, Zsil u. 3-5.; Conference room)

Concept: With the accession to the EU, agricultural policies in the countries of Central Europe (CECs) dramatically changed as being aligned with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). These policy adjustments had significant implications for farmers and food consumers in Central Europe, for market balance and trade in agriculture, for budget expenditure and for macro-economic conditions. Several studies analysing the impact of EU accession indicated that the inclusion in the CAP may have major macro-economic implications and noticeable effects on non-agricultural sectors in all acceding countries.
The still called ‘new’ Member States joined the EU more than a decade ago. Therefore, this paper will review previous projections and ask how the projected outcome materialized ‘under the sun light of real life’ in the different new Member States. This review will also address the question whether the lessons learned so far in the EU-13 could help and assist the current Candidate Countries in their challenging path of negotiations to become full member of the European Union.

Participation at the event is free of charge, but requires registration. For registration, please click HERE (open until 30/04/2018.)

Language of the lecture will be English, no interpretation will be provided. Please find the Event Agenda attached at the bottom of this page.

We are looking forward to welcome you at the event.


Dr. Martin Banse