The socio-economic transformation in Ukraine as a prospect of convergence with the European Union
Journal of European Economy, Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2008, pp.154-175
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For a country which takes transit geopolitical position between the West and the East, the participation in international integration processes is inevitable. In case with Ukraine, such participation will allow a country to ensure economic development and income growth. Membership in the European Union is a main step for transformation and stabilization of the Ukrainian economic development, income growth and life standard increase. Taking into account a substantial difference in the development of EU-15 and EU-10+2 (new EU members), which means income growth and convergence in the long term due to different approaches, for Ukraine it follows that an individual approach to socio-economic development should be taken. Membership in the European Union will be topical in the context of economic development and convergence with the economy of the European Community.