TRANSPORT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEW CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE. CHAPTER 13. KEY THEMES AND AGENDAS

This chapter briefly discusses some key themes and issues of transport in relation to economic development and restructuring in post- Communist Central and Eastern Europe. The previous centralised economic systems are being dismantled, by abolishing the planning apparatus and institutions that administered them, and by introducing various elements of a market economy. State ownership is being eliminated as a predominant means of transport, production and trade, mainly through a process of privatisation. Privatisation has been proceeding at different rates in different countries, in transport as in other sectors. There are notably varying approaches to restructuring, and large proportions of transport and other sectors are awaiting restructuring. Hopes of extending the growing West European high-speed rail network to the rest of Europe will be constrained by the enormous costs of upgrading rail infrastructure, and by political instability and conflict in the Balkans. International financing continues for constructing key sections of the long-planned Trans-European Highway, linking the Baltic and Adriatic to the Middle East. Other key issues include: (1) who pays for and benefits from new equipment and technology; (2) competition for hegemony; (3) competition for hub status. For the covering abstract see IRRD 865881.

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  • Authors:
    • HALL, D R
  • Publication Date: 1993

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  • Accession Number: 00668250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85293-270-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM