How effective are freeports as a local development policy instrument?

They can effectively promote economic growth in peripheral coastal areas currently lagging behind.
84% (16 votes)
They can become hubs for business innovation whose positive externalities extend beyond the freeport area.
0% (0 votes)
Most of the jobs they create are of an unskilled nature.
0% (0 votes)
Most of the jobs they attract are relocation jobs from other regions.
11% (2 votes)
They can become a hub for illegal activities, such as tax evasion, illegal drug trade, human trafficking or money laundering.
5% (1 vote)
The tax benefits they receive can push the EU to impose anti-subsidy duties on the country hosting them.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 19
Question objectives: 
Understanding the meaning of a freeport.
Understanding the types of freeports.
Understanding the budgetary cost of freeports.
Understanding the EU restrictions and exceptions on freeports.
Understanding the impact of freeports on local jobs and wages.
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