Convergence of non-EU countries in the CESEE region

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Economic and Financial Affairs


This study assessed convergence of non-EU countries in CESEE over the past 30 years. It analysed current developments and plot convergence scenarios for the future. It was commissioned by the European Commission, DG ECFIN, in the course of a conference and a volume commemorating the 15 years of the 2004 enlargement of the EU.


March 2019 - October 2019

wiiw team Leader

Mario Holzner

wiiw Staff

Richard Grieveson, Mario Holzner

Keywords: EU Neighbourhood, Candidate countries, Western Balkans

Countries covered: CESEE

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy