Integration into économie-monde and regionalisation of the Central Eastern European space since 1989
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, modified the relations between cities of the former communist bloc. The European and worldwide reorientation of interactions that followed raises the question of the actual state of historical relationships between Central Eastern European cities, but also with ex-USSR and ex-Yugoslavian ones. Do Central and Eastern European cities reproduce trajectories from the past in a new economic context? This paper will examine their evolution in terms of trade exchanges and air traffic connexions since 1989. They are confronted with transnational firm networks for the recent years. The main contribution is to show a progressive formation of several economic regions in Central and Eastern Europe as a result of integration into Braudel's économie-monde.