Danubius International Conferences, 9th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

EUSDR between Political Approach and Economic Realities

Romeo Victor Ionescu
Last modified: 2019-06-27


The paper deals to the analysis of the new development related to EUSDR in the context of the new EU27 and the geo-political balance in Europe. The analysis covers representative economic indicators of the Danubian countries and specific indicators regarding the transport development’s trend on Danube. The comparative analysis is followed by regression and a cluster approach in order to obtain pertinent conclusions. The whole approach is based on the latest official statistical data, pertinent diagrams and tables. The main conclusion of the paper is that the disparities across EU27 are almost the same to those between Danubian countries and the future seems to be one of more confrontation than cooperation.