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29 Sep 2010
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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
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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
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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...

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...

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...

24 Aug 2010
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Financing the European Union (EU)

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

The first twenty years of the Community financial system have been marked by several important developments: The movement toward unification: Since the unification the various fiscal budgets created from the ECSC Treaty in 1951 have gradually been merged. In 1975, there were only two fiscal...

23 Aug 2010
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The EU budget (2007)

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

From the financial perspective, the EU budget in May 2006 confirmed that the revenue through commitment appropriations would amount to 120 billion for 2007 i.e. 1.1% of GNP per capita. In commitment appropriations, or 1.1% of GNP of the EU. This budget is low compared to the national...

12 Jul 2010
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European issues since 1989

Thesis - 6 pages - European union

Europe has been an economic, commercial and financial power since the 11th century (middle Ages). At that time it boasted of two major shopping centers run by the “Flanders” in Northern Germany and Northern Italy. • The discovery of America in the late 15th century and the...

21 Jun 2010
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The expansion of the European Union

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

Over a period of time, the European Union had bifurcated into two groups. Trade between the East and West was minimal, and the accession of Eastern European countries was out of question. The sudden disappearance of the Iron Curtain created a need for exchange of goods and helped the...

21 Jun 2010
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Bulgaria and European Union: A research report

Tutorials/exercises - 22 pages - European union

The development of a global financial market transforms the individual countries' and domestic capital markets into connected single financial environment, where investors can take advantage of numerous investment opportunities. The dynamic growth and gradual integration of the Bulgarian capital...

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...

24 Mar 2010
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The evolution of the European Community / Union over the last 50 years

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

Fifty years after the Treaties of Rome (1957), the European Union has deeply evolved. From a regional economic cooperation, it has become a major international actor looking for re-launching its Constitutional process. If the European cooperation was a revolutionary concept after more than a...

30 Nov 2009
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A review on fall of communism in Europe

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

The year 1989 saw the demise of communism in Europe. This impacted the world politics to a great extent. Prior to 1989 there had always been much speculation concerning the future of the communist states, but it had always been misleading. Through all these predictions however, two stood out....

24 Nov 2009
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A critical examination of European Union's economic policy

Thesis - 12 pages - European union

The EU's trading policy towards the rest of the world is called the Common Commercial Policy and is established under Articles 100-116 of the Treaty of Rome (Title IX Articles 131-134 of the Consolidated Treaty). “By establishing a customs union between themselves Member States aim to...

17 May 2009
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The European Union (EU) and Mercosur

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

“The objectives of this Agreement shall be to strengthen the existing relations between the Parties and to prepare conditions enabling an interregional association to be created. To these ends, the Agreement covers trade and economic matters, cooperation regarding integration and other...

17 May 2009
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Karen E. Smith "European Union Foreign Policy in a Changing World"

Book review - 4 pages - European union

European Union Foreign Policy in a Changing World provides a clear introduction to the complexities of the contemporary European Union foreign policy, and offers a comprehensive and a distinctive perspective on the nature of the European Union's international identity. Karen E.Smith is a...

17 May 2009
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Should we stick to the stability and growth Pact?

Thesis - 4 pages - European union

The Stability and Growth Pact is an essential element of the European Monetary Union and has been often criticized. One of the sharpest and most violent attacks came from the President of the European Commission, which is supposed to be the watchdog of the Treaties and laws, Romano Prodi who...

17 May 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?

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international body whose purpose is to promote free trade by persuading countries to abolish import tariffs and other barriers. As such, it has become closely associated with globalization. The WTO is the only international agency overseeing the rules of...

17 May 2009
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How does the European Commission foster the integration of the energy market?

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

The European Union (UE) proves to be an efficient exporting actor for the goods and services market. However, its capital account remains negative in the energy market. UE's growing dependency on gas and electricity suppliers is becoming an economic and strategic weakness for the business...

17 May 2009
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Can the European parliament ever break out of the cycle of failing public interests and legitimacy?

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

In one of his speeches, Pat Cox, the President of the European Parliament said ‘Turnout across Europe [in 1999] was higher than in the last US Presidential Elections, and I do not hear people questioning the legitimacy of the presidency of the United States.'. Since 1979, indeed, the...