okładka nr 16


Mieczysław Kowerski

Lublin Region Economic Barometer

The Lublin Region Economic Barometer is a research project which will be realized in the years 2009 – 2011 within the EU Program framework “Human Capital”. The goal of the project is to deliver properly prepared and processed information on the economic changes in the Lubelskie Region. Within the project the research on economic sentiment of entrepreneurs and consumers and on changes in the regional labour market will be realized. The diagnoses and prognoses of socio – economic development in the province will be also prepared. Above research will help to prepare the regional diagnostic and prognostic system supporting the decision making process of enterprises and regional administration, the system will also facilitate formulation of the recommendations for regional development policy.

Keywords: UE Operational Program “Human Capital”, Lubelskie region (Poland), regional policy, regional development forecasting
JEL: R11, R58

Jacek Szlachta, Wojciech Dziemianowicz, Katarzyna Szmigiel, Paulina Nowicka

Developmental potential of the communes of the Lubelskie province

In the paper, while using 25 factors describing wealth, modernity and competitiveness, two types of typology of the Lubelskie province communes were made: dynamic typology (in 2002-2007) and static typology (in 2007). The most interesting subject matter for regional policy in typology constitutes the communes in which a disproportion between potential and dynamics of development occurs (communes type AB and BA). Carried out typology laid foundation for conclusions and recommendations for inter- and intra-regional policy.

Keywords: regional development policy, the Lubelskie province, typology of communes
JEL: R58

Bogdan Kawałko

New way of formulation of the Lublin Region development strategy towards challenges of the EU cohesion policy after 2013

The article is taking current issues connected with the future parameters of the cohesion policy of the European Union after 2013. Material drawn up, from a perspective of experience of the Lublin region is becoming part of the course of European and national discussion in this respect which largely is leaning on Fabrizio Barca Raport „An agenda for a reformed Cohesion Policy. A place-based approach to meeting European Union challenges and expectations” from the April 2009. In this context, in material problems of strategic programming, analysis and balance adding the developmental item of the Lubelskie Voivodeship up were presented relating to the country and relating to chosen European data. An essential part of the article is a presentation of methodological bases and the latest model of conditioning taking construction of the development strategy of the region into account of the forthcoming financial perspective the EU as well as a context of occurring processes and developmental challenges of the Lublin region.

Keywords: regional development strategy, Lublin region (Poland), cohesion policy
JEL: R58

Justyna Milleville

The impact of economic integration on regional trade. The case of the European Union

This paper examines the impact of the gradual integration of the European countries on the trade performance of the EU as a whole. Trade is an important factor in creating economic growth and it is significantly affected by the degree of economic liberalization. In this paper are analyzed both the successive stages of economic integration in Europe (in the period: 1960-2007) and the accompanying changes in trade structure and volume. The effects of integration on intra- and inter-EU trade are analyzed separately. The performance of the intra- and inter-industry trade and the position of the EU as a trade partner in the world economy are also described.

Keywords: European integration, international trade
JEL: F15

Piotr Witkowski

Poland in the Schengen Agreement – opinion from the borderland.

Poland accession to the Schengen Agreement removed systematic border control between Poland and other EU countries, but also caused more intensive control on the outer borders. Author thinks that this situation will cause consequences for close to border inhabitants trading on this areas. All observations in this article were based on surveys of Chelm citizens conducted by Zamosc University of Management and Administration. Two tendencies concerning natural persons were observed. First concerning Ukrainian inhabitants who were a source of cheaper excise duty goods carried and sold sometimes even with violation of law. Second tendency was related with official sole traders working in little regional areas.

Keywords: The Schengen Agreement, close to border inhabitants, border trade