Although the regional cohesion, i. e. the socio-economical convergence of the East and the West has been one of the EU's main goals, some economists seem to dispute there's any evidence for them being successful while others claim it's well on its way.

However, I wasn't able to find any sources that would try to estimate when the point of economic convergence should happen. Have there been any similar analyses?

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    $\begingroup$ The source does not actually claim that it has happened - in fact the source itself shows there is still quite a lot of divergence only it highlights the successes in reducing that divergence $\endgroup$ – 1muflon1 Aug 3 at 9:24
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    $\begingroup$ @1muflon1 You're right, sorry for this misinterpretation, I edited the question. The original link (dimiter.eu/Visualizations_files/CEE.html) truly doesn't explicitely advocate convergence has already happened, that was only my interpretation of data showing in some areas, some post-communist states surpassed Southern Europe. $\endgroup$ – Probably Aug 4 at 10:42

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