Noguera, J. and Morcillo, L. (2011) “Analysis of the Diversity of European Regions”, in Copus, A., Hörnström, L. (Eds) (2011) “The New Rural Europe: Towards Rural Cohesion Policy”, ISBN 978-91-89332-77-5

Rural Europe has in many senses been transformed in recent years, particularly by the arrival of broadband internet, together with all the changes in business practice, consumer preferences, working conditions, education, service delivery, and other aspects of daily life. Transport infrastructure has been extended and improved in many parts of Europe. A large swathe of rural areas in the Centre and East of Europe has experienced the effects of accession to the Single Market.

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