A Post-Crisis Eurozone: Still an Attractive Offer for Central Europe

Author
Patryk Toporowski
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The economic crisis led the eurozone to become a more deeply integrated area. The redesign of its institutional architecture significantly changes the perception of the costs and benefits of the membership of the zone. In this regard, the Central and Eastern European countries (CEE) are reassessing the effects of eurozone accession, by reviewing the set of arguments for and against further integration. The overall result of this review is still in favour of further integration, but successful accession requires comprehensive preparations from the candidates.