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Author Swinnen, Johan F. M., 1962-

Title Land & EU accession : review of the transitional restrictions on new member states on the acquisition of agricultural real estate / Johan F.M. Swinnen and Lisbet Vranken
Published Brussels : Centre for European Policy Studies, [2009]


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 MELB  333.335094 Swi/Lae  AVAILABLE
Description v, 89 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Conceptual framework -- 3.Legal restrictions maintained by the new member states on the acquisition of agricultural land by foreigners -- 4.Ownership restrictions and land markets -- 5.Foreign investment, market imperfections and land -- 6.EU accession and NMS-7 land markets -- 7.Evolution of land markets in the NMS-7 and comparison with the EU-15 -- 8.Socio-economic structure of the agricultural sector : development and comparison with the EU -- 9.Conclusions -- App. I Data sources
Summary "Efficient land transactions and a functioning land market play an important role in economic development and growth. Yet, during the negotiations for their accession to the European Union in 2004, candidate countries requested the possibility to maintain restrictions on the acquisition of agricultural land and forests by foreigners for a certain period of time. Among other reasons, they considered the restrictions necessary to protect their agricultural sectors from shocks that might arise from the differences in land prices and incomes with the rest of the EU. This study reviews these transitional measures and the evolution of the agricultural sector in seven new member states, drawing conclusions about the impact of the restrictions and the necessity of maintaining them today." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-75)
Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Europe, Eastern.
Farms -- Europe, Eastern -- Foreign ownership -- Law and legislation.
Farms -- Europe, Eastern -- Foreign ownership.
Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Europe, Eastern.
Author Vranken, Liesbet, 1976-
Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels, Belgium)
ISBN 9290798270
Other Titles Land and EU accession