Theories of European Integration. Ben Rosamond
... Economic and Monetary Union within a specific period can be seen as instances where member
states willingly surrender control over issues of central importance to national sovereignty.
Hansen argued that neofunctionalists had made three theoretical errors which, when rectified,
would yield an altoge ...
Europe, America, and the International Criminal Court
... ICC because they have already made and adapted to similar grants of
4. An additional hypothesis suggests that states that provide large numbers of
troops for U.N. operations will not be enthusiastic about the ICC because their
personnel would offer more potential targets for ...
Free movement of labour in EU – myth or reality?
... citizens on key aspects of jobs, mobility, learning
opportunities and transparency of qualifications in
What is EURES?
A network of organisations established in 1993 that works
in the field of employment, and operates in 31 countries
(EEA + Switzerland). Main purpose is to support the
Journals for Unit 3 - Enlightenment
... 5. Compare and contrast the views of Machiavelli and Rousseau on human nature and the
relationship between government and the governed. (1984-3)
6. In the 17th century, how did England and the Dutch Republic compete successfully with France
and Spain for control of overseas territory and trade. (198 ...
european union - Channeling Reality
... changing the laws. Regarding non-economic issues, supporters of the European Union argue
that the EU is also a force for peace and democracy. Wars that were a periodic feature of
the history of Western Europe have ceased since the formation of the EEC as it then was. In
the early 1970s, Greece, Port ...
A brief survey on `Normative Power Europe` Celsius Note for internal
... and the willingness to use legallybinding supranational institutions to achieve international progress.''
In relation to the EU, civilian power has, e.g., been described as follows:
''The European Community's interest as a civilian group of countries long on economic power and relatively short
Global European economic model
... China have formed a group for East Asian Vision (EAVG). In 2001, EAVG has
issued a report entitled “Towards an East Asian Community: Region of Peace,
prosperity and progress” The group made a number of proposals grouped into six
categories: economic cooperation, financial cooperation, political and ...
... The long-standing tradition of the
transatlantic partnership is a predictor of
its future longevity in a reconfigured world.
The ideational feats that characterize this
relationship, in particular the commitment
to liberal democracy and individual liberties,
are complemented by common values
and ide ...
3/ Sources of European Union Law - Overview - IS MU
... Former acts of the second and
the third pillars of EU
• There were other documents established by EU
Treaty“ joint positions, joint actions and joint
strategies for common foreign and security
policy, and decisions and framework decisions
for cooperation in criminal affairs.
• All the acts were bin ...
The Bundesverfassungsgericht sentence
... this is that the weight of the vote of a citizen from a Member State with a low number of inhabitants
may be about twelve times the weight of vote of a citizen from a Member State with a high number
of inhabitants (§ 285). A majority of Members of Parliament in the European Parliament does not
... responses to problems, preferring negotiation, diplomacy, and persuasion to coercion. They
are also quicker to appeal to international law, and to use commercial and economic ties to
bind nations together.
than the United States
... investment, trade, and Marshall Plan–like foreign aid, has produced more concrete results than its
critics will admit. For starters, this velvet diplomacy has been instrumental in bringing greater
peace, democracy, and prosperity to the former communist dictatorships of eastern and central
Europe, a ...
Ministry of Defence
... able to carry out the task. EU countries responsible for carrying out tasks act in association
with the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and they must
regularly inform the Council of their progress.
... Europe after oil peaking
Europe as a market place: EU widening (40 EU
A Compact Between the United States and Europe
... conflict, and the rise of open societies across the region. Without the
United States, none of these goals can be achieved, nor can any other great
global endeavor in which Europe believes, from the fight against poverty
and disease to the protection of the environment.
America also needs Europe. Wi ...
... The groups rotate actively, so that two are ready for deployment at
all times - the forces are under the direct control of the Council of
the European Union
The Battlegroups reached full operational capacity on 1 January
2007, although, as of January 2014 they were not deployed yet
They are ba ...
... The penultimate part is based on the relation between migration and the
construction of a common identity in Europe (EU). First, Edwards reexamines
the issue of the European collective identity, focusing on the question of
institutional legitimacy and the potential crisis of the “European identity“. ...
EU membership strongly benefits the UK, but pro
... Culturally Britain has integrated with an increasing amount of people living, working and studying in
Europe. T here are 1.4 million Britons living in Europe while 2.5 million Europeans live within the UK. Many
Britons choose to retire or own a second home in more hospitable climates such as the Sou ...
... The Euro is fully launched on January 1. The European
Convention begins, as part of the debate on the future of
Europe, to propose a new framework and structures for the
European Union--geared to changes in the world situation,
the needs of the citizens of Europe and the future
development of the Eu ...
Read More... - Logos Public Affairs
... commitment to new rules to boost growth-driven investment, demanded by Economy Minister Pier
Carlo Padoan. In addition to this, Italy will hold the 6 month rotating Presidency of the Council from
July, which might strengthen their position in the negotiations.
The result is due to be announced at an ...
College of Europe
The College of Europe (French: Collège d'Europe) is an independent university institute of postgraduate European studies with the main campus in Bruges, Belgium. It was founded in 1949 by such leading European figures and founding fathers of the European Union as Salvador de Madariaga, Winston Churchill, Paul-Henri Spaak and Alcide De Gasperi in the wake of the Hague Congress of 1948 to promote ""a spirit of solidarity and mutual understanding between all the nations of Western Europe and to provide elite training to individuals who will uphold these values"" and ""to train an elite of young executives for Europe."" It has the status of ""Institution of Public Interest"", operating according to Belgian law. Since 1993 the college has also had an additional smaller campus in Natolin, Poland, focusing on Central and Eastern European studies.Students are usually selected in cooperation with their countries' ministries of foreign affairs, and admission is highly competitive. The number of students each year used to be very low—for several decades less than 100—but has increased since the early 1990s. The College of Europe is bilingual, and students must be proficient in English and French. Students receive a master's degree (formerly called Diploma and Certificat) following a one-year programme. Traditionally, students specialize in either European law, international economics (i.e., European economic studies), or European political and administrative studies; in recent years, additional programmes have been created.According to The Times, the ""College of Europe, in the medieval Belgian city of Bruges, is to the European political elite what the Harvard Business School is to American corporate life. It is a hothouse where the ambitious and talented go to make contacts"". The Economist describes it as ""an elite finishing school for aspiring Eurocrats."" The Financial Times writes that ""the elite College of Europe in Bruges"" is ""an institution geared to producing crop after crop of graduates with a lifelong enthusiasm for EU integration."" European Commissioner for Education Ján Figeľ described the college as ""one of the most emblematic centres of European studies in the European Union"". The BBC has referred to it as ""the EU's very own Oxbridge"". The college has also been described as ""the leading place to study European affairs"" and as ""the elite training center for the European Union's political class"". RFE/RL has referred to the college as ""a Euro-federalist hot-spot."" The Global Mail has described its students as ""Europe's leaders-in-waiting.""Each academic year is named for a patron and referred to as a promotion. The academic year is opened by a leading European politician. The College of Europe in Belgium shares several traditions with, and is often compared to, the École nationale d'administration (ENA) of France, but has a vastly more international profile. Its anciens include the former Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the former Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb, the former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as well as Minister for Europe of Italy Enzo Moavero Milanesi, several of whom have also been professors at the college. Many of its anciens go on to serve as diplomats and senior civil servants in European institutions.