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Europe — Toward 2001

  • Peter Coffey

Part of the International Studies in Economics and Econometrics book series (ISEE, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-38
  3. The Political and Institutional Dimensions

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      Pages 39-56
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      Pages 57-73
  4. The Economic Dimension

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      Pages 75-92
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      Pages 109-125
  5. An Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)

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      Pages 127-139
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      Pages 141-150
  6. Justice, Rights of Citizens and Social Policy

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      Pages 161-171
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  7. The Military Dimension

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      Pages 189-193
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  8. A Common Foreign Policy

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      Pages 217-229
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  9. The Intergovernmental Conference of 1996

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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 309-380

About this book

Introduction

THEBACKGROUND Why a book on Europe - Toward the Year 200l? There are two principal reasons why a European should embark upon such a hazardous enterprise. First, when the Treaty on European Union (popularly known as the Maastricht Treaty, and, hereafter referred to as the Treaty in this introduction) was signed in February 1992, it was agreed that the heads of government of the EU Member States would assemble, in 1996, to examine its workings. This meeting will be known as the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC). Second, by the end of the century, it is certain that arrangements will have been made for the admission of some countries of Central and Eastern Europe into the European Union (EU). Consequently, even with or without the holding of the IGC, it will be urgently necessary to reform some of the Community's policies - notably the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the structural poliCies which are linked, for example, 2 Europe - Toward 2001 with the Regional and Social Funds - before these countries become members. Failure to do this could result in bankruptcy for the EU. Of almost equal importance is the reform of the institutions and the actual workings of the Community. Already with 12 Member States, it was difficult enough to manage things on a daily basis. Now, as more countries join the Union, things could literally grind to a stop. Thus, changes in this area are indispensable.

Keywords

community competition Eastern Europe European Union European Union (EU) Institution migration monetary union Nation social policy weapons

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Coffey
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  1. 1.University of St. ThomasMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1257-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-3892-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1257-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5170
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