In recent years Romania has been the fastest growing economy of the EU, but at the same time the last decade has not only been a period of economic prosperity and ongoing emigration but also of increasing spatial disparities.
The economic benefits of European integration were not distributed equally across the country. Despite increasing regional disparities, the issue was hardly prioritised by political decision-makers during the last three decades.
The Romanian regional disparity report identifies current spatial variations of strengths and weaknesses in light of future risks and challenges for the country and calls for new national and European policies to address the issue.
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The report has been produced as part of European collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies at the European level. The project has previously produced a similar analysis in Germany and Finland and analyzes are underway in Sweden, Estonia, and Italy. The indicators have been selected in collaboration with researchers from the Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung.