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03 Feb 2011

Can one fear a return of inflation in euro area?

Essay - 15 pages - European union

John Paul II cried "Do not be afraid!"Trichet added "Take back your minds!" In both cases, the aim is to build trust and faith in order to avoid fear. The fear of rising prices and declining purchasing power followed. Inflation can be defined as a process of cumulative gains that are...

03 Feb 2011

The reasons for the rejection of the Irish by the treaty of Lisbon

Essay - 8 pages - European union

A blow to Europe was delivered on June 12, 2008, with Ireland handing an emphatic "no" to the Lisbon Treaty which had won over 53.4% of voters. Ireland was the only member of the European Union to hold a referendum on this issue. A referendum is a procedure that allows all citizens of a...

03 Feb 2011

What is the future for Euro?

Essay - 5 pages - European union

In 2009, the euro was the official currency of 330 million users, located in 16 countries in Europe, and accounted for about 16% of global GDP. The single currency of the Euro zone is now the second most important currency in the world, and enjoys a broad consensus about its effectiveness. The...

27 Jan 2011

The European financial crisis and the future of the euro

Essay - 3 pages - European union

Europe has suffered from the recent subprime financial crisis, which has spread through the stock markets in all developed market economies. This crisis will bring these countries to an economic downturn, which will perhaps, allow them to take stock, and hopefully help them avoid repeating the...

27 Jan 2011

Is the euro a success?

Essay - 13 pages - European union

Now accused of all evils (stifling exports, slowing growth, feeding speculation, etc.), the euro seems to have become everybody's favorite scapegoat. Yet it remains that this currency is a unique experience (a single currency managed jointly by several countries), and it is undeniable that the...

27 Jan 2011

The European Central Bank

Essay - 2 pages - European union

While the U.S. Federal Reserve has already lowered interest rates, the ECB has delayed a similar decline in interest rates. Indeed, the ECB sees Europe as "Robust" and sees no need to lower its interest rates. In trying to cope with inflation, the ECB did not realize that the risk of a slowdown...

29 Sep 2010

The High Representative of Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Essay - 5 pages - European union

This paper will examine the new role of The High Representative of Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (‘High Representative') that came into force in 2009 following the Lisbon Treaty signed in 2007. First, the historical background will be discussed followed by the exploration of...

29 Sep 2010

The European Stability and Growth Pact in the International Crisis

Essay - 3 pages - European union

The European Council created the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), an agreement among the 16 members of the European Union who take part in the Eurozone, to facilitate and maintain the stability of the Economic and Monetary Union. The pact was adopted in its Amsterdam session on 17 June 1997 in...

29 Sep 2010

The Common Agricultural Policy

Essay - 10 pages - European union

Agriculture, is to date, the economic sector in which the integration of the EU members has gone the farthest. The success of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), is the result of the elaboration of some basic principles aiming to establish a common market. Since the CAP implementation in 1962,...

29 Sep 2010

The implementation of the Third Pillar of the European Union in the United Kingdom

Essay - 15 pages - European union

The establishment of the European Union (EU) Policy within the third pillar of the United Kingdom (UK) has changed substantially over the past decades and more with the introduction of the Lisbon Treaty. Originally the UK had been reluctant to acknowledge or embrace European...

29 Sep 2010

The Relationship between the European Union and the South Mediterranean Countries: An Incomplete partnership submitted to the union's interests and fears

Essay - 4 pages - European union

The Mediterranean area presents a particular structure. The Northern part of the region is composed of Western, developed countries belonging to the European Union, such as France, Spain, Italy and Greece. The Southern part is the African coast, including Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan,...

29 Sep 2010

The European Central Bank (ECB)

Essay - 14 pages - European union

The Eurosystem includes the national central bank (NCB) and the European central bank (ECB). All states that have central bank in the eurosystem are in the European Union and there are 27 member states. The countries which have not adopted the Euro but that are in the European central...

29 Sep 2010

European Union and Federalism

Essay - 4 pages - European union

In 1948, federalists formulated a project of United States of Europe at a Congress in La Haye. But they were defeated by unionists who wanted mere intergovernmental cooperation between European states. Nowadays, this continues to be a recurrent debate: is the European Union (EU) a federal state?...

29 Sep 2010

Poland on the Speed and Scope of Transition

Essay - 12 pages - European union

Poland is a country in Central Europe, which has experienced a transition process. After World War II, the country was ruled by the workers' party, an emanation from USSR and communist party. During this period, Poland economy was centrally planned, which means that the Plan Office decided the...

29 Sep 2010

Is there a common European culture in diplomacy?

Essay - 5 pages - European union

At the moment, the question of culture is fundamental in the construction of Europe. The European Union is in fact searching for its identity which would be the basis to develop the political integration. Diplomacy has always played an important role in Europe: to represent and inform countries...

29 Sep 2010

What future for Europe?

Essay - 5 pages - European union

Europe ceased to be a concept years ago. It is now a concrete political, economical and social association of 27 states which aim to move on and improve together. Europe currently has a future and will draw it by its own means and will. Yet, Europe is taking her first steps alone. Since the...

29 Sep 2010

The Lisbon Strategy and the economic integration

Essay - 4 pages - European union

On the 23rd and the 24th of March 2000, the European Council settled major goals for the next decade hoping that the European Union will ‘become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater...

29 Sep 2010

The European Union: "Fortress Europe"

Essay - 6 pages - European union

Article 14 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to seek and enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution”. Europe has always attracted migrants and asylum seekers because it benefits from a reputation of high standards of living and as...

29 Sep 2010

How the Georgian and the financial crisis stress the main difficulties and changes that the European Union is facing nowadays?

Essay - 9 pages - European union

The financial crisis that we are facing in the present scenario is said to be the worst since World War two or even since the great depression. We can't compare our situation to the one in 1929 but we have to be realistic that the crisis is a global issue. We are now far away from the German...

29 Sep 2010

What is the international role of the CAP and how does it affect its future?

Essay - 7 pages - European union

Since the creation of the European Community and the single European market by the Treaties of Rome, the modalities of a common market of foodstuffs had been a central concern in European affairs. As Robert Ackrill points out, "the CAP is one of the most pervasive of all EU policies, one of the...

29 Sep 2010

Critically assess the extent to which liberal intergovernmentalism provide a more fitting explanation of European integration than neofunctionalism

Essay - 9 pages - European union

Drawing an analogy with the diversity of the process of European integration, Robert Schuman expressed that, ‘‘when the cooperation is still at its embryonic stage, the theorization of that unique phenomenon involves a plurality of approaches developed over time and bringing together...

29 Sep 2010

The new European Union members and the euro : advantages and disadvantadges of joining the euro, an assessment

Essay - 13 pages - European union

Over the last few years, twelve countries, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Cyprus, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia in 2004, and Bulgaria and Romania in 2007, joined the European Union. This came as the result of a long political process, followed by the fall of the...

29 Sep 2010

Does the EU need a European Identity? Why? Why not? Use concrete examples to support your line of argument

Essay - 5 pages - European union

In a European Union under construction, speaking about European Identity is essential. If it exists, it should be the expression of a dynamic link between Europeans. This identity is or would therefore be the creator of art and culture, a common political ethic, European citizenship, and common...

29 Sep 2010

The role of Poland in EU policies toward Eastern Europe: is Poland a bridge between East and West?

Essay - 4 pages - European union

It is often hard to define a common foreign policy of the EU, as in most cases national interest and bilateral relations are the rule. Nevertheless, some agreements and partnerships have created and enhanced ties between the EU and other countries of Eastern Europe. The enlargement of the EU in...

29 Sep 2010

The integration of Turkey in the EU

Essay - 11 pages - European union

Turkey has been an official candidate at the Helsinki summit of the European Council since December 10, 1999, in order to obtain the membership in the European Union. Negotiations began on October 3, 2005, and are expected to continue for at least several years. During the same time, the...

29 Sep 2010

Analyse of the European Union (EU) common Strategy on Weapons of Mass Destruction

Essay - 5 pages - European union

While globalization makes trade easier, it also makes illegal trafficking easier. As a global trade power, the EU has to against the limiting negative effects of liberalization, especially in the WMD domain. The question we must answer at the outset is: what are Weapons of Mass Destructions?...

29 Sep 2010

CFSP (Common Foreign and Security Policy) and Non Proliferation

Essay - 12 pages - European union

Since the end of the Cold War, the nature and origins of threats on Europe have changed. This evolution of repartition of powers in the world led some countries to develop their defence and military capabilities, whether it concerns missiles, biological or chemical weapons, or the ultimate...

29 Sep 2010

European harmonization in the Contract Law Area

Essay - 6 pages - European union

The last decade witnessed the European Union taking tentative steps towards the likely abolition of each member state contract law, and its substitution with a single European Contract Law Code. Indeed, the European Union usually solves inconsistencies in contract law by legislating them in a...

29 Sep 2010

The EU has no need for a common immigration policy

Essay - 4 pages - European union

In 1957, the Treaty of Rome mentioned the elimination of border controls within its territory as a goal of the EEC (European Economic Union). This implied that the member states would sooner or later have to address the question of deciding on common rules concerning access to their soil through...

29 Sep 2010

The European Union will never be fully democratic: discuss

Essay - 8 pages - European union

On 13th October 2005 was launched the Commission's “Plan D” for Democracy, Dialogue and Debate, which intends to “lay the foundations for the profound debate about Europe's future” in order to “mak[e] the European Union more democratic” . This strategy...

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