Europe - Toward 2001

Europe - Toward 2001

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 165.1 x 238.8 x 20.3mm | 703.08g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • XII, 380 p.
  • 0792338928
  • 9780792338925

Table of contents

Introduction. Part One: The Political and Institutional Dimension. 1. The Background to Institutional Reform. 2. The Regional Dimension. Part Two: The Economic Dimension. 3. Competition Versus Monopoly. 4. Reforming Agriculture. 5. Europe's Economic Position in the World. Part Three: An Economic and Monetary Union. 6. The Feasibility of an EMU. 7. Strategies for an EMU. Part Four: Justice, Rights of Citizens and Social Policy. 8. Justice in the Letter and the Spirit: Accessibility to the Courts. 9. The Schengen Agreement. 10. Migration. 11. Welfare and Worker Representation. Part Five: The Military Dimension. 12. Existing Military Arrangements. 13. Possible Future Military Options. Part Six: A Common Foreign Policy. 14. Present Foreign Policy Arrangements and Weapons. 15. Policies for Central and Eastern Europe. 16. A Unified or an a la carte Foreign Policy? Part Seven: The Intergovernmental Conference of 1996. 17. The National Proposals. 18. The Proposals and Observations of the Institutions. Conclusions. Index. Appendices.
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Review quote

`Peter Coffey ... writes an interesting work ... critically examining and making his own proposals for long-term European Union policies.'
European Library, 6876:248 (December 1996)
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About P. Coffey

Peter Coffey, a British national was until recently, Head of the Economics section at the Europa Instituut, University of Amsterdam. Presently he is Holder of the recently created U.S. West Chair at the Graduate School at the College of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA. He has published many works on European and international economic and monetary problems. Professor Coffey, who speaks seven languages, has lectured in most countries of the EC, as well as in many other parts of the world.
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