Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 6 Issue 3, Autumn 2000

The European Union is facing one of the greatest - if not the greatest - challenges in its more than 40-year history: its forthcoming enlargement. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, there has been a historic opportunity to create a unified Europe, to establish a common area of democracy, sustainable economic growth and peace, whose impact would radiate beyond the borders of an extended EU. Thirteen countries are currently seeking accession - alongside the ten central and east European countries, Cyprus, Malta and Turkey. This issue of Transfer is devoted to the 10 candidates from central and eastern Europe.

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