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  1. International relations and international issues
  2. The performances of the European Community, the member states and the leaders of the member states and the Community

On the 28th of March 2001, Lionel Jospin, the French Prime Minister made an interesting declaration: 'Europe is more than a market. It stands for a model of society that has grown historically.' . This statement refers to the development of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) in 1951 into the European Union (EU) that we know today. This development has been far from easy and steady and has depended on various factors such as international relations and international issues, the performances of the European Community, the member states and the leaders of the member states and the Community. Those factors have whether accelerated and facilitated the development of the EU or hindered it. First of all, one of the most important factors in shaping the EU and imposing its growth pace is international relations. International events often have positive as well as negative consequences on the EU's development. Firstly, the major international issue one has to consider is the role of the USA in the development of the EU. It is widely assumed that Europe was shaped by the geopolitical context after WWII . At the end of WWII, the USA gave money to Western Europe withinthe framework of the Marshall Plan in exchange of the creation of a Western European Community.

[...] 383-396. McCormick, J Understanding the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave. pp.56-83 Thody, P An Historical Introduction to the European Union. London : Routledge Smith, K. 'EU Externa relations' in Cini, M European Union Politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press, pp. 229-245. Stirk, P A History of European Integration since 1914. [...]


[...] What has been going on inside the EU has been of paramount importance in shaping the Community. Firstly, the performance of the EU, especially its economic performance has often decided the pace of development. The ECSC was successful in its immediate economic objectives. It succeeded in removing all customs barriers to the sale of coal and steel among the six member states and their economic growth rate was high . Being so successful, the six member states pursued economic integration with the creation of the EEC in 1957 ( the Treaty of Rome) when they decided to hand over the management of some sectors of their national economies to a High Authority . [...]


[...] 'EU Enlargement' in Cini, M European Union Politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press, pp. 211-228. Habermas, J 'Why Europe Needs a Constitution'. New Left Review : 5-26 Hudson, R 'One Europe or Many ? Reflections on Becoming European'. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. New Series, Vol No Junge, K. 'Differentiated Integration' in Cini, M European Union Politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press, pp. [...]


[...] Because there is not a clear definition of what the EU is or of where it is going, member states and the EU itself can not have a consistent policy Bibliography. Buchet de Neuilly, Y., Dr. Conference : 'Crise, Quelle Crise ? Dynamiques Europeennes de Gestion de Crise', Thursday 19 January in RUSCR at 11 :30 hrs. Chryssochoou, D. 'EU Democracy and the Demacratic Deficit' in Cini, M European Union Politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press, pp. 365-382. Dinan, D Europe Recast. [...]

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