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29 Sep 2010
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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
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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
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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
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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 debate...

29 Sep 2010
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 is a reply to...

29 Sep 2010
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Does interest representation enhance or undermine democracy in the European Union?

Essay - 4 pages - European union

The democratic legitimacy of the European Union has long been questioned and debated upon. In this essay we will consider the role of interest representation and discuss whether or not it aids or demoralizes the ideals of democracy. In order to fully investigate this question we will first need...

29 Sep 2010
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The issue of enlargement towards Turkey

Essay - 14 pages - European union

Today, all European governments and public opinions are different about the orientation they want to be taken place in the European Union (EU). Indeed, it is a global problem about the Union they expect to see in the future: a communitarian, an intergovernmental, an economic, a political, maybe...

29 Sep 2010
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The European Union and the democratic deficit

Essay - 13 pages - European union

The Convention of the the European Council of Laeken in 2001, was put in charge of drafting a new treaty for Europe. The main objective of this draft Treaty was to clearly define: “how to bring citizens closer to the European aim, and to European Institutions, by organizing politics in the...

29 Sep 2010
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How convincing is the argument that the twin process of European integration and globalisation has contributed to a large extent to the rise of regionalist parties?

Essay - 12 pages - European union

In this document we will first understand the concept of regionalist parties. Then, we will critically examine the elements that contribute the correlation between the rise of those parties and the constitution of supranational entities in a globalized economy. We will observe the reasons why...

21 Jun 2010
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Bulgaria in the European Union: A framework (proposal) of the dissertation

Essay - 2 pages - European union

Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007 - shortly before the world was hit by the global financial and economic crisis. The situation turned into an unprecedented challenge for the new Member State. The aim of this dissertation is to provide us with sufficient information about the current...

21 Jan 2009
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The European citizenship: A transnational challenge

Essay - 5 pages - European union

A citizen is “by definition a citizen among citizens of a country among countries. His rights and duties must be defined and limited, not only by those of his fellow citizens, but also by the boundaries of a territory [...]”. Hannah Arendt asserted thus, in 1968, that the concept of...

21 Jan 2009
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Democratizing Europe: On the quest for a common public space

Essay - 4 pages - European union

We all remember the rebuff of the constitution from France and the Nederland in spring 2005 and the further comments on the event. Many bet on an end of Europe. This refusal called into question Europe that was upset that stopped for a while. Of course, although this reject was not a good point...

21 Jan 2009
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The European union and the third world: The case of the EU-ASEAN relations

Essay - 7 pages - European union

The European Union is a growing and developing organization which is becoming more and more important. That's why its relations with other countries in a more and more globalized world are also moving. The EU relations with the developing world are as old as its creation but they have undoubtedly...

20 Jan 2009
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A Nordic identity in the European security structure?

Essay - 10 pages - European union

The 3rd and 4th December 1998, the President of French Republic Jacques Chirac and the British Prime Minister Tony Blair met in Saint Malo. Both maintained the necessity to give Europe the ability of autonomous action concerning security and defence. This statement comes within the framework of...

16 Jan 2009
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Integration of new countries in the European Union

Essay - 5 pages - European union

The story of Europe is still being written. The entrance of new countries, ten in 2004, two others in 2007, and the current question of opening Europe to Turkey, shows that the European Union is continuously evolving. From 1947 to 1989, the liberalist doctrine has been adopted by the Western part...

16 Jan 2009
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What are the most significant long-term external trends that will affect the role of the EU in 2020 to 2050?

Essay - 10 pages - European union

By 2025, Europe will represent only 6% of the world population, and its relative share of global wealth and trade will have shrunk. Contentious economic and welfare reforms as well as the integration of a growing migrant population will be among the key internal challenges for many EU Member...

16 Jan 2009
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The EU Lisbon agenda

Essay - 9 pages - European union

To make the European Union "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-driven economy, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion ": that was the guideline, the “new strategic goal” of the principles EU's Head of States and Governments...

16 Jan 2009
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The two equality directives of 2000: False-twins

Essay - 22 pages - European union

2007, the “European Year of Equal Opportunities for All” in the European Union ended a few months ago, stressing on the question of the current anti-discrimination law in the Union. This initiative of the Commission took place in a general movement of the European Union toward a better...

15 Jan 2009
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The strategy behind energy-related aspects of European neighborhood policy

Essay - 3 pages - European union

The paper notes that the EU will increasingly rely on energy supplies from neighboring countries. Needless to say that among the principles and motives of the ENP, energy has a major role since it is obvious neighboring countries have resources (oil and gas) the EU needs to secure. For instance...

15 Jan 2009
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A critical analysis of the EU legal framework dealing with illegal immigration

Essay - 5 pages - European union

Arousing the passions and the divisions, the migration is apprehended by some Europeans as a danger for the national identity and is approved by the others as a source of cultural diversity. Many forms of illegal immigration are observed. The migrants can enter a member states by land, air or...

15 Jan 2009
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The European Union and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Essay - 8 pages - European union

With the recent election of Mahmud Abbas as chairman of the Palestinian Authority and Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza strip, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians appears to be at a crossroads, after years of severe strain on the so-called...

15 Jan 2009
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The completion of the wto free trade agenda will produce both winners and losers in the eu: to what extend do you agree? - published: 15/01/2009

Essay - 5 pages - European union

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international body, the purpose of which is to promote free trade by persuading countries to abolish import tariffs and other barriers. It has little by little become closely associated with globalisation. The WTO is the only international institution...

15 Jan 2009
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Tallberg, J. (2003) 'The agenda-shaping powers of the EU Council Presidency'

Essay - 4 pages - European union

The Presidency of the European Union Council is an attribution that is not often analysed in the literature on EU decision-making. To put it briefly, the member state holding the Presidency of the Council for six months is in fact chairing the meetings of the European Council, meeting at least...

15 Jan 2009
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A history of the UE: Robert Schuman

Essay - 4 pages - European union

On May 9th, 1950, Robert Schuman, a French statesman and visionary European, gave a speech soon to be known as “the Schuman Declaration”. This event determined Europe's future and is considered as the birth of actual functional European integration; a “Europe Day” is even...

15 Jan 2009
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The European union's development policy toward Africa

Essay - 5 pages - European union

On December 8th and 9th 2007 the summit of African and European leaders has hold in Lisbon. It is the second ever Summit between heads of states and governments from EU and Africa after the Cairo Summit in 2000. The 52 countries of the African Union, the 27 European member states, and the...

15 Jan 2009
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The Lisbon treaty

Essay - 3 pages - European union

The 27 European leaders reached a deal on the new “Reform Treaty” during a two-day summit at Lisbon on October 18th and 19th 2007, ending more than two years of political crisis after the French and Dutch referenda. This agreement comes after a long and complex process of elaboration...