Eastern Bloc

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Eastern bloc

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Eastern bloc politics (formerly) the Soviet bloc

Eastern Bloc

The Communist states of eastern Europe, including those of the Balkans. Its strength through cohesion has been weakened politically and economically since 1989.
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Poorer ex-communist countries, including Bulgaria, are net beneficiaries of the budget and fear they will lose out if the EU fails to plug an expected annual revenue gap of nearly 10 percent caused by Brexit.
Whilst the rest of Europe maintained immigration controls when the ex-Communist countries joined the European Union Mr Blair's government threw open our borders.
Ex-communist countries in the east, with little recent history of immigration, especially from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, have resisted attempts by the EU executive to force them to take quotas, leading to stalemate and division that, at the height of the crisis, threatened the Union's cohesion.
This changed when the EU began incorporating the low-wage ex-communist countries.
While in the past, ex-communist countries focused on savings, recently, the cost-reduction policy has been detrimental to them, according to the surveyIn the first quarter of the year, Poland has displayed minimum economic growth while the situation in the Czech Republic deteriorated visibly.
The ex-communist countries have hardly coped with the changes, the whole burden being felt by the disoriented population who accustomed with the party's doctrine had to adapt to the requirements of a society with democratic values.
The figures, released Friday by the state Central Statistical Office, underline how strongly the economy has continued to grow in Poland, the largest of the ex-communist countries now in the European Union.
Many are also rejecting the idea that their ex-communist countries are indeed democratic.
Not included in Table 2 are the correlations for the 25 communist and ex-communist countries, which are -.
In 2009, Germany and Austria were the only two countries to delay opening their labour market to workers from eight ex-Communist countries having joined in 2004.
That's similar to the situation in the ex-communist countries of Eastern Europe.
Only those ex-communist countries that were able to link their political and socio-economic reforms with association with the European Union and the accession process from the very beginning of their post-communist development have successfully negotiated the process.