The interpretation of circular priorities to Central European business environment with focus on Hungary

Csaba Fogarassy, Balint Horvath, Maria Borocz


In recent years, there was an increase in economic concepts which defined various concepts for the European Union to leave the economic
depression behind. The idea of circular economy boomed into the sight of European Union policy makers in the beginning of 2015. The
notion introduced a holistic system planning approach for EU development initiatives. This paper introduces the essential background for the
interpretation of circular economy and presents the main priorities throughout its implementation. The size of the European Community leaves
many opportunities for the reconsideration of circular processes. The study focuses on circular applications in Hungary which substantially
differ from the Western-European practice. The different wage and development levels of the member states in some cases might appear as
a possibility to extend product life cycles which otherwise would end sooner. The analysis aims to find the reasons for the variant operations and
examines how the extended spatial perspective from national levels to the EU level influences the transition to circular economy.

circular economy, bioeconomy, circular priorities, circular model

Csaba Fogarassy, associate professor, Climate Change Economics Research Centre, Szent István University, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, H-2100 Gödöllő, Páter Károly street 1, e-mail:

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