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European integration: sharing of experiences

Author: Moeller, J. Oerstroem Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 513 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9789812307774Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


CONTENTS European Integration European Integration Foreword by Pascal Lamy ix xi Foreword by Holger Standertskjold Acknowledgements xvii xx A Technical Note Introduction xxi 1 1 1. Basic Principles Positive Sum Game Step by Step Clear Political Objectives The Role of Problem Grinder Links to Domestic Political System Impose DisciplinelSelf-disciplineon Member States Balance between Small and LargeIPowerful Member States Political Will to Compromise and Accommodate Other Member States Demonstrate in Practice What the Integration is Doing Avoid Blurring the Distinction between What the Member States are Doing and What Falls under the Competence of the Integration There Must be One or More Member States Assuming the Role of Driver for the Integration Annex I. The Franco-German Reconciliation 2. Institutions The Basic Model: Supranational or Intergovernmental The Role of the Nation State The Concept of Sovereignty in Today's World EU Institutions How the EU Treaties Work 4 5 9 13 16 19 21 26 30 33 35 39 39 41 44 48 77 Majority Voting Legal Principles Exclusive Competence, Mixed Competence Common Financing Linked to Common Policies Openness Enhanced Cooperation Respect for National Identities Languages Religion Duration, Amendments and Membership 3. Grand Designs Deepening of the Integration versus Enlargement Institutional Approach versus Substance lnstitutional Imbalances First Batch of Common Policies: Customs Union, Common Agricultural Policy, and Common External Trade Policy Regional and Social Balance, Regional Fund, European Investment Bank, Cohesion Fund, Social Fund, Guidance Section of the Agricultural Fund Single Market Anti-trust Policy State AidISubsidies Economic and Monetary Union - Single Currency (Euro) Relations to Developing Countries - the LomC Conventions Relations to Mediterranean Countries - Maghreb, Machrek Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) Justice and Home Affairs European Citizenship - Free Passage of Borders Schengen Agreement Improving the European Union's Competitiveness and Technological Performance - the Lisbon Programme Research and Development Erasmus, Socrates, Lifelong Learning Energy Policy Transport Policy Environment Common Fisheries Policy Telecommunication 4. The Mechanics General Observations Freedom for Goods Freedom for Services Freedom for Capital Freedom for Persons Freedom for Payments The Common Agricultural Policy State AidISubsidies Enhanced Cooperation BudgetIFinancial Perspectives Tax Company Law Slower Decision-making/Delays in Implementation The Role of the European Court of Justice 5. The European ~ n i o d s Role in the World Introduction EU's Foreign and Security Policy The Transatlantic Relationship MeetingslSummits with Other Partners Human Rights Clause in Agreements Development and Humanitarian Assistance Global Trade Policy International Monetary Policy Energy Policy Environmental Policy Fisheries Policy Diplomatic Relations Conclusion 6. The Rationale Behind the Enlargements -Why it Worked? Central Issues in the Debate on Enlargement from the 1960s to 2006 The First Enlargement: the UK, Denmark, and Ireland The Second Enlargement: Greece in 1980; Spain and Portugal, 1986 The Fourth Enlargement: The EFTA Countries, 1995 The Fifth Enlargement: Central and Eastern Europe Romania and Bulgaria Early Benefits of EU Membership The Next One? Conclusion about Enlargement Neighbourhood Policy Constraints - Risks - Challenge Clash between Growth and Identities Alienation from Decision Making Transnational Mergers and Acquisitions (MandAs) Barriers to Transnational Mergers and Acquisitions Labour Mobility Where do We Stop Integration? Unknown Destination Subsidiarity Bureaucracy Can a Member State Leave? , Integration by the Market 8. Building Trust Social Capital Negotiating Position of Member States Linkages Negotiating Alliances Facts and Documentation Consistent, Coherent, Credible Keeping Objective Divided from Instruments Prepare for Compromise Prepare Public Opinion The Role of Bilateral Diplomacy The Presidency Must Earn Trust, How? 9. Conclusion Bibliography Index About the Author

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