Lagging regions: The case of Eastern Croatia
APA 6th Edition
Marošević, K. (2020). Lagging regions: The case of Eastern Croatia. Ekonomski vjesnik, 33 (1), 255-270. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/240016
MLA 8th Edition
Marošević, Katarina. "Lagging regions: The case of Eastern Croatia." Ekonomski vjesnik, vol. 33, no. 1, 2020, pp. 255-270. https://hrcak.srce.hr/240016. Accessed 20 May 2022.
Chicago 17th Edition
Marošević, Katarina. "Lagging regions: The case of Eastern Croatia." Ekonomski vjesnik 33, no. 1 (2020): 255-270. https://hrcak.srce.hr/240016
Marošević, K. (2020). 'Lagging regions: The case of Eastern Croatia', Ekonomski vjesnik, 33(1), pp. 255-270. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/240016 (Accessed 20 May 2022)
Marošević K. Lagging regions: The case of Eastern Croatia. Ekonomski vjesnik [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2022 May 20];33(1):255-270. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/240016
K. Marošević, "Lagging regions: The case of Eastern Croatia", Ekonomski vjesnik, vol.33, no. 1, pp. 255-270, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/240016. [Accessed: 20 May 2022]
Eastern Croatia lagging behind significantly. There are many indicators that substantiate such a condition as well as the expected trends (e.g. GDP per capita in counties that belong to Eastern Croatia, huge population drain in the region, development index calculated by the Ministry of regional development and many others). As the development level of counties in Eastern Croatia is far from comparable to the most developed ones (especially the City of Zagreb), it is necessary to identify areas for possible improvements in those lagging regions. In the context of the European Union, the development level of counties in Eastern Croatia is particularly low. Other EU members have also failed to achieve convergence towards total homogeneity, but this paper focuses on chosen examples of countries and their regional policies that aimed to decrease existing regional differences. Decentralization level is one of the important prerequisites to decrease existing regional differences and adequately apply regional policies.
This paper will theoretically examine the research on experiences of selected EU lagging regions and note the importance of the relationship between regional and national economy. As all five counties in Eastern Croatia can be characterized as lagging counties, one of the goals of this paper is, in accordance with theoretical insights into European experiences, to compare the situation and trends in the lagging regions and counties in Eastern Croatia, going beyond economic considerations to include a much broader context.
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