South East Europe Challenges and Perspectives for Economic Development in the Region from an Austrian Point of View
Content <ul><li>Growth Champion South East Europe </li></ul><ul><li>EU-Integration Process </li></ul><ul><li>Development o...
Growth Champion SEE <ul><li>GDP Growth </li></ul>Source: EUROSTAT; BA-CA
Growth Champion SEE <ul><li>GDP Growth Rates 2005 </li></ul>Source: EUROSTAT; BA-CA
EU-Integration Process <ul><li>Bulgaria / Romania </li></ul><ul><li>Accession Date :  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>expected for 1...
EU-Integration Process <ul><li>Croatia </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA):  </li></ul><ul><ul...
EU-Integration Process <ul><li>Macedonia </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA):  </li></ul><ul><...
EU-Integration Process <ul><li>Albania </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA):  </li></ul><ul><ul...
EU-Integration Process <ul><li>Serbia: </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA):  </li></ul><ul><ul...
Development of Foreign Trade <ul><li>Development of Exports and Imports with SEE </li></ul>Source: Statistik Austria
Development of Foreign Trade <ul><li>Austria‘s Exports and Imports with SEE 2005 </li></ul>Source: Statistik Austria
Foreign Direct Investment <ul><li>FDI SEE </li></ul>Source: WIIW; OeNB; own research stock data are estimated by adding fl...
Foreign Direct Investment <ul><li>Austria – top investor in 5 SEE countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Romania, Croatia, Bulgar...
Summary and Perspective <ul><li>SEE – growth champion in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>EU-integration process = pre-dominant en...
<ul><li>Thank  </li></ul><ul><li>you for your  </li></ul><ul><li>attention </li></ul>
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2006. Josef Mayer. South East Europe. Challenges and Perspectives for Economic Development in the Region from an Austrian Point of View. CEE-Wirtschaftsforum 2006. Forum Velden.

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  • 2006. Josef Mayer. South East Europe. Challenges and Perspectives for Economic Development in the Region from an Austrian Point of View. CEE-Wirtschaftsforum 2006. Forum Velden.

    1. 1. South East Europe Challenges and Perspectives for Economic Development in the Region from an Austrian Point of View
    2. 2. Content <ul><li>Growth Champion South East Europe </li></ul><ul><li>EU-Integration Process </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Bilateral Foreign Trade </li></ul><ul><li>Investment Place for Austrian Enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and Perspective </li></ul>
    3. 3. Growth Champion SEE <ul><li>GDP Growth </li></ul>Source: EUROSTAT; BA-CA
    4. 4. Growth Champion SEE <ul><li>GDP Growth Rates 2005 </li></ul>Source: EUROSTAT; BA-CA
    5. 5. EU-Integration Process <ul><li>Bulgaria / Romania </li></ul><ul><li>Accession Date : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>expected for 1 st January 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commission Monitoring Reports: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>presentation on 26 th September 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>expected confirmation of accession date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>possible safeguard measures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ratification Process of Accession Treaty: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Member States (B, DK, D, F) are still missing </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. EU-Integration Process <ul><li>Croatia </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in force since 1 st February 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accession Negotiations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>official start on 3 rd October 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>continuation during Austrian EU-Presidency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>closing first negotiation-chapter (science and research) at the accession conference on 12 th June 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>further opening of 7 negotiation-chapters during Finnish EU-Presidency </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. EU-Integration Process <ul><li>Macedonia </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>first SAA to enter into force - 1 st April 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application for Accession: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on 9 th November 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Candidate Status: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 th December 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opening of Negotiations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>depends on fulfilment of criteria for membership </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. EU-Integration Process <ul><li>Albania </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>signing on 12 th June 2006 – during Austrian EU-Presidency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interim Agreement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>economic provisions of the SAA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>should enter into force as soon as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bosnia and Herzegovina </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>start of SAA-negotiations on 25 th November 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>could be concluded by the end of 2006 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. EU-Integration Process <ul><li>Serbia: </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>start of SAA-negotiations with former State Union on 10 th October 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>call off negotiations on 3 rd May 2006 due to a lack of full ICTY-co-operation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Montenegro: </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>continuation of SAA-negotiations in autumn 2006 </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Development of Foreign Trade <ul><li>Development of Exports and Imports with SEE </li></ul>Source: Statistik Austria
    11. 11. Development of Foreign Trade <ul><li>Austria‘s Exports and Imports with SEE 2005 </li></ul>Source: Statistik Austria
    12. 12. Foreign Direct Investment <ul><li>FDI SEE </li></ul>Source: WIIW; OeNB; own research stock data are estimated by adding flows since 2005
    13. 13. Foreign Direct Investment <ul><li>Austria – top investor in 5 SEE countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Total amount of Austrian investment: 11 billion € </li></ul><ul><li>Key player in several sectors : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>financial services, energy, media and telecommunication, construction, tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FDI promotion measures: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment Compact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Go International …” </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Summary and Perspective <ul><li>SEE – growth champion in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>EU-integration process = pre-dominant engine of the development </li></ul><ul><li>Boom of Austrian exports to SEE </li></ul><ul><li>Austria – top investor in 5 SEE countries </li></ul><ul><li>Austria will continue its strong engagement in SEE und will further support SEE countries in the EU-integration process </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Thank </li></ul><ul><li>you for your </li></ul><ul><li>attention </li></ul>

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